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Ag Review: Can Exports Save the Dairy Industry?

  WPI Agribusiness Subsector Outlook    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 Industry focus on divesting non-core business units will stabilize bottom line figures while meeting changing consumer needs will boost revenues. The U.S. Oilseed Processing Industry Record soybean stocks and low prices will likely create a challenging year ahead for soybean processors, exporters, farm input suppliers and equipment manufacturers. However, it should be positive for food manufacturers and animal producers because of lower ingredient costs. The U.S. Biofuels Industry The biofuels industry is hi...

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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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