WPI Spotlight

  • August 24, 2017
    During his presidential campaign, candidate Donald Trump often characterized the 23-year-old North American Free... NAFTA Renegotiation Begins
  • June 20, 2017
    Farmers in India want the Swaminathan Report recommendations implemented, including the suggestion that Minimum... Loan Waivers and MSP Issues in India

Spotlight

Chicago versus Paris

Wheat, the biblical staff of life, occupies a unique place in commodity market history. It was wheat trading that started the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) in 1848 and created the world’s first futures contract. Traditionally, this contract has been the bellwether for the world’s wheat markets and has traded with limited international competition.

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Calculating Returns for U.S. Corn Producers from Red Meat Exports

Among other organizations, the Iowa Corn Promotion Board recently cited WPI analysis conducted on behalf of the U.S. Meat Export Federation on the value of red meat exports to corn and ethanol producers. 

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Voters' Attitudes Toward Farmers and Farm Policy

"National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS) recently released a poll on voters’ attitudes toward farmers and farm policy. It was conducted by Northstar Communications with 1,000 registered voters interviewed by telephone 3-7 April and has a margin of error of 3.1 percent. Following are some key results:

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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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WPI Spotlight

  • August 24, 2017
    During his presidential campaign, candidate Donald Trump often characterized the 23-year-old North American Free... NAFTA Renegotiation Begins
  • June 20, 2017
    Farmers in India want the Swaminathan Report recommendations implemented, including the suggestion that Minimum... Loan Waivers and MSP Issues in India