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Appropriations Moving, Everything Else in Impeachment Limbo

The respective chairs of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, Representative Nita Lowey (D-New York) and Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) have announced a deal to pass a continuing resolution (CR) that will extend government funding until 20 December. The current CR, passed prior to the start of  FY 2020 which began 1 October, expires next Thursday, 21 November. So far, that is all that's been agreed to. The budget fight is still hung up over funding for a border wall, the issue that resulted in the government shut down last year. A difference this year is the ongoing impeachment process. While the leaders of both appropriations committees have made a point that they will work to avoid a government shutdown, it is worth...

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On behalf of a Canadian oilseed processer WPI's team provided market analysis, econometric modeling and financial due diligence in support of a $24 million-dollar investment in a Ukrainian crush plant. Consistent with WPI's findings, local production to supply the plant and the facility's output have expanded exponentially since the investment. WPI has conducted parallel work on behalf of U.S., South American and European clients, both private and public, in the agri-food space.

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