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Ag Review

Our Monthly Publication Focusing on Trends and Analysis

This Month's Issue:

AgReview November 2017

Volume 29, No.9

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WPI Agribusiness Subsector Outlook 

 A brief review of WPI’s past Bull/Bear calls and industry stock price performance.

WPI Bull/Bear Leanings for Agribusiness in 2017

A summary and graphical depictions of WPI’s expectations for future agribusiness performance.

The U.S. Grain Industry

Back-to-back record yields and a low-price, low-volatility environment are squeezing most of the profits from the grain industry. However, bright spots exist in consumption trends and in the fact that “low prices cure low prices.”

World Soymeal Demand Outlook

Soymeal’s nutritional properties make it ideal for many animal feeds. As global incomes and meat consumption rise, animal production and soymeal demand will follow suit.

The U.S. Meat and Livestock Industry

Packers and processors face a situation of strong demand and rising input costs, giving a neutral outlook for the coming quarter. Meanwhile, producers face low feed costs, which will be beneficial on balance.

Farm Inputs

Fertilizer prices have stabilized, and neither rising crude oil prices nor news of slow demand will shake the market one way or the other.

Policy Trends

Consolidation is gripping the agribusiness sector, but so too is technological advancement.Read Full Issue

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