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Ag Review

Our Monthly Publication Focusing on Trends and Analysis

This Month's Issue:

AgReview March 2017

Volume 29, No.2

032017AGReview CoverWPI Agribusiness Subsector Outlook

WPI Bull/Bear Leanings for Agribusiness in 2017

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

Wheat Market Risks and New Realities

U.S. wheat’s declining global importance gave rise to ongoing battle for price discovery and risk management in EU wheat.

The Next Big Driver of Global Soybean Demand

China has been the main driver of global soybean demand for the last quarter century, but demand growth there is likely to slow in the future. However, there is clear evidence that the next major driver of global soybean demand is likely to be the Asian subcontinent.

The U.S. Biofuels Industry

The biofuels sector is facing great uncertainty due to energy policy, a shift from its bright and unfettered future in 2006.

The U.S. Meat and Livestock Industry

Economic growth is boosting consumer demand, allowing packer margins to remain positive with increased throughput. Cow/calf operations are facing reduced profitability in 2017, but the industry will not experience significantly troubling times.

Farm Inputs

Spring planting demand is met with high inventory levels and large import lineups, casting a shadow on upward price possibilities. However, corn prices suggest urea could move modestly higher.

Policy Trends

The big shall survive, the new will prosper, evolve or die.
 
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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