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

17-19 February

Gary Blumenthal is attending and Dave Juday is  moderating the National Oilseed Producers Association (NOPA) 2015 annual meeting in Dana Point, Ca.

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.

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