WPI Spotlight

  • January 4, 2017
    Agribusiness can refer to virtually every commercial activity from crop and livestock production to... Trends and Agribusiness
  • November 3, 2016
    The All India Poultry Exporters Association wants the government to either ban the importation... India's Biotech Decision

Spotlight

Need for a Uniform Policy

Fads can be found in nearly all facets of our lives and in nearly everything we consume, even the food we eat. Currently, the most dominant food fad features items produced from ingredients that have not been genetically modified (GM), commonly referred to as non-GM foods.

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A Question of Subsidies

There have been conflicting articles in the media about whether Brazil’s soybean sector has asked the government there to file a WTO complaint against U.S. soybean subsidies.

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RFS Volume Obligations

The battle over the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), now going into its 10th year, is as hot as ever with both sides weighing in heavily before the end of this month when the U.S. EPA will issue the final rule on the required volume obligations (RVOs) for years 2014-2016.

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Domestic Agricultural Policies and the National Economy

The philosopher George Santayana's observation that "those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" can be applied to the causes and effects of certain national domestic agricultural policies. The political influence of agricultural producers has led some governments to adopt farm policies designed to support their incomes.

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The Impact of Drought

The very severe ongoing drought in California is receiving a great deal of national attention and for good reason: the state is the country's most populous at almost 39 million, and it has the most valuable agricultural industry in the U.S. because of its huge production of fruits, vegetables, nuts and animal products.

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The CFTC's Beginning

The Commodity Futures Trading Authority (CFTC) was created in 1974 by an act of Congress as an independent agency charged with overseeing and regulating futures exchanges and futures trading. It replaced the Commodity Exchange Authority (CEA), an office within USDA, which had been established in 1933 primarily to reign in the kind of unregulated speculation and market manipulation in grain futures markets prevalent at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT).

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WPI Spotlight

  • January 4, 2017
    Agribusiness can refer to virtually every commercial activity from crop and livestock production to... Trends and Agribusiness
  • November 3, 2016
    The All India Poultry Exporters Association wants the government to either ban the importation... India's Biotech Decision