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

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Politics and Agriculture

Food is essential to human well-being. Since it is so crucial, food is also inevitably political. Because essential food is derived from multiple kinds of agricultural production, politics and agriculture are unavoidably and inseparably intertwined.

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1-3 December

Gary Blumenthal and Dave Juday are conducting market investigations in the Midwest.

6 December

Mike Krueger is speaking at the International Association of Operative MIllers in Cape Town, South Africa.

10-12 December

Dave Juday and David Gregg are attending a fall meeting of the Souther U.S. Trade Association in Miami, Florida.

15-16 December

Gary Blumenthal and David Gregg are conducting market investigations in the Pacific Northwest.

18-19 November

Gary Blumenthal and David Gregg are attending the November USAEDC meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.


The Argentine government has been reportedly contemplating the establishment of a national grain company to compete with multinational exporting firms. The goal of this action would be to increase government currency reserves. Such a company would apparently be able to entice farmers by offering to collect only a 25 or 20 percent export tax instead of the 35 percent assessed by private sector firms. It would evidently not supplant private sector exporters, but rather act as a competitor.

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7-9 October

Gary Blumenthal is presenting at the OIlseed/Grain Summit in New Orleans, Louisiana.

20-21 October

Gary Blumenthal is attending the IOC meeting in Chicago, Illiniois.

20-22 October

David Gregg and David Poe are attending Export Exchange in Seattle, Washington.

28-30 October

Gary Blumenthal is presenting at Cereals North America in Winnipeg, Canada.

29-31 October

David Gregg is presenting at the National Association of Wheat Growers in New Mexico.

27-29 August

Gary Blumenthal and David Gregg are presenting at the United Soybean Board in Denver, Colorado.

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