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Europe’s Bad Boy; Africa’s Bad Country

Europe’s Bad Boy Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is not well liked in Brussels, nor in Kyiv. Not only does he rankle Western Europe’s democratic virtues, but he also appears to side with Vladimir Putin. Yesterday he said that Ukraine has no chance of winning the war against Russia. Hungary is also the only EU country that has retained its unilateral restrictions against agricultural imports from Ukraine. Orban is not alone though. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy appears to have stood up Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva at a meeting planned for last weekend’s G-7 meeting. The leftist government of Brazil has sided with Moscow.  Africa’s Bad Country Washington has completed some key c...

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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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