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CAP Reform in Focus; New Trade Policy; COVID Adjustments

CAP Reform in Focus This is a busy week in Brussels as tripartite negotiations hit a fever pitch over how green the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will be. Delegations are split with some wanting to increase the mandatory level of 2nd Pillar support for eco-schemes to 40 percent, and boost from 20 percent to 30 percent the obligated amount of 1st Pillar support going to green measures. Others say there needs to be flexibility in obligating even 20 percent of 1st Pillar direct payment to farmers into required eco-services. They believe the focus should be on using the 2nd Pillar for Green Deal ambitions. They have already agreed to a one year delay in implementing new organic requirements and flexibilities are also being sought in ne...

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Infrastructure investment due diligence

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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