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Ag Policy Options Being Consider Regarding Russia/Ukraine Situation

As is typical when there is a crisis – from foreign policy issues, to the China trade situation, to animal disease, to COVID, and more – the market gets bombarded with rumors, leaks and speculation about potential emergency policy actions which may – or may not – be taken to mitigate the crisis. Or, more political risk may be created from unintended consequences. The Russia invasion of Ukraine is no different. There are three potential actions that are current topics of discussion: banning Russian oil imports, opening the CRP, and a temporary waiver of the RFS. To be clear, WPI doesn’t have any inside or direct intel to report at this time but does have some experience ( from being on the “inside”...

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Communicating importance of value-added products

Facing increasing pressure to quantify the value of export promotion efforts to investors, a U.S. industry organization retained WPI to develop a quantitative model that better communicated the importance of exports. The resulting model concluded that value-added meat exports contributed $0.45 cents per bushel to the price of corn, increasing support for that sector’s financial support of WPI’s client. In addition to serving the red meat industry with this type of analysis, WPI has generated similar deliverables for the U.S. soybean and poultry/egg industries.

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