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Another Curve in the USDA January Reports

Almost everyone expected bearish corn and soybean numbers in today’s series of USDA reports, and that is what they were for the most part. If there was a bearish surprise, though, it came in the winter wheat acreage estimate. Southern Plains farmers apparently planted more hard red winter wheat than anyone expected, and that pressured wheat all day. Winter wheat acres will be lower than last year, but they will not be small enough to generate any buying. The trade was also expecting the soybean export forecast to be reduced, and USDA obliged by cutting 65 million bushels from the previous estimate. That was partially offset by a 10 million bushel increase in the crush forecast and a slight reduction in the soybean yield. Soybean endi...

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On behalf of a Canadian oilseed processer WPI's team provided market analysis, econometric modeling and financial due diligence in support of a $24 million-dollar investment in a Ukrainian crush plant. Consistent with WPI's findings, local production to supply the plant and the facility's output have expanded exponentially since the investment. WPI has conducted parallel work on behalf of U.S., South American and European clients, both private and public, in the agri-food space.

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