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Farm Bill Lacks Gravitas; Paying for Change

Farm Bill Lacks Gravitas Farmer protests appear to be exploding everywhere. Of course, in Europe where it is part of the profession. But in India as well where farmers are demanding higher minimum support process. Farmers in the U.S. also want higher guarantees for farm income. Commodity prices have fallen more in line with historical levels at the same time input costs remain stubbornly high. Reference prices have not budged in years and government payments are expected to be their lowest in 10 years. Farmers in Europe and India have timed their protests with major elections, yet American farmers are relatively quiet. The largest question in Washington surrounding farm bill politics is whether Congress will produce a new law? Otherwise,...

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WPI’s team was retained by the governing board of a U.S. industry organization to review a decision, reached by vote, to invest significant assets into the development and management of an export trading company. WPI’s team conducted a formal review of this decision and concluded that the current level of market saturation would limit the benefits of the investment. Based on WPI’s analysis and recommended actions, the board subsequently reversed its decision and undertook a strategic planning effort to identify more impactful investments. On behalf of numerous clients, WPI has not only assisted in identifying strategic paths but also advised their implementation.

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