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

News

26-28 August

Gary Blumenthal and David Gregg are presenting at the USB meeting in Boston, Mass.

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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13-15 June

Gary Blumenthal is presenting at the APC meeting in North Carolina.

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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8-10 April

David Gregg and Dave Juday are presenting at SUSTA in New Orleans, LA.

The EPA and Test Fuels

The Energy Future Coalition and others argue that the EPA's so-called Tier 3 emissions standard for cars and gasoline, which is designed to cut sulfur levels by more than 60 percent starting in 2017, contains a provision that prevents gasoline producers from creating new fuel blends containing more ethanol.

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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