World Perspectives
farm-inputs

Fertilizer: No Room for Error

There are a lot of uncertainties in the market and ranging from the political like the war, to the mundane such as weather. One variable front and center is fertilizer. It is both essential to crop production, and an environmental externality. The goal of reducing its use has come squarely confronted by its essentialness as prices have risen. The price of nitrogen and wheat yields are highly correlated. However, the relationship of various fertilizers and output are highly variable over time. This is due to improvements in uptake efficiency, plus weather and soil variability. The complexities of its use and efficaciousness should give pause to any meat handed policy approach toward regulating it.  ...

WPI on Twitter

WPI POLL

The future of U.S. trade policy is?

Related Articles

New Trade Agenda; Walk the Meat Talk

New Trade Agenda Tomorrow will present the Senate Agriculture Committee’s first hearing in preparation for writing a new Farm Bill and the first two topics are trade, and horticulture. It will be the first hearing for newly confirmed USDA Under Secretary for Trade Alexis Taylor. The line...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Soymeal, Live Cattle Post New Contract Highs; Grains End Firmer

The CBOT was stronger to start the day with corn and wheat finding mild, continued strength from last week’s rallies. The winterkill threats to the HRW crop mean that KCBT wheat is the upside leader in wheat futures with funds slowly shifting to the long side of the market. Corn ticked hi...

Farm Bill Could Change PLC Reference Prices

Topics for consideration in the farm bill are starting to take shape. According to reports from Capitol Hill, one likely change in the 2023 farm bill will be the reference prices under the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program, which are likely to get updated to reflect current markets. The PLC pro...

New Trade Agenda; Walk the Meat Talk

New Trade Agenda Tomorrow will present the Senate Agriculture Committee’s first hearing in preparation for writing a new Farm Bill and the first two topics are trade, and horticulture. It will be the first hearing for newly confirmed USDA Under Secretary for Trade Alexis Taylor. The line...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Soymeal, Live Cattle Post New Contract Highs; Grains End Firmer

The CBOT was stronger to start the day with corn and wheat finding mild, continued strength from last week’s rallies. The winterkill threats to the HRW crop mean that KCBT wheat is the upside leader in wheat futures with funds slowly shifting to the long side of the market. Corn ticked hi...

Farm Bill Could Change PLC Reference Prices

Topics for consideration in the farm bill are starting to take shape. According to reports from Capitol Hill, one likely change in the 2023 farm bill will be the reference prices under the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program, which are likely to get updated to reflect current markets. The PLC pro...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 23 Corn closed at $6.8375/bushel, up $0.0075 from yesterday's close.  Mar 23 Wheat closed at $7.525/bushel, up $0.025 from yesterday's close.  Mar 23 Soybeans closed at $15.3525/bushel, up $0.2575 from yesterday's close.  Mar 23 Soymeal closed at $488.7/short ton, up $15.2 fr...

Image
From WPI Consulting

Illuminating the value of technical research

On behalf of a commodity producer organization, WPI evaluated the outputs from a project that featured a $5 million investment into technical research over multiple years. WPI’s team captured the results of this extensive effort and synthesized them for presentation to the organization’s governing board; among the findings uncovered and presented for the first time was the development of genomic traits proven, via rigorous testing, to provide crop yield advantages of 50 percent or more to U.S. farmers in times of drought. Capturing measurable results from long-term efforts can be challenging. Educating clients on the dynamics of success measurement when quantifiable results are not readily available requires deep client-consultant collaboration and an ability to consider both near- and long-term client aspirations with market/policy dynamics – attributes that WPI brings to every consulting engagement.

Search World Perspectives

Sign In to World Perspectives

Don’t have an account yet? Sign Up