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It has been a year since the EU released its plan for halving the use of pesticide and slashing fertilizer use and the debate over it is evolving. The farming lobby has stiffened its spine with the Dutch government backing away from some of its strident demands, and now agriculture members of the European Parliament are calling for cattle to be excluded from the emissions cutting plan.  Environmentalists dislike how the war in Ukraine has elevated the concern about food security, which was front and center this week when G-7 agriculture ministers. That group included EU heavy weights Germany, France, and Italy. And while they called for expanding food security in a “sustainable” manner, it calls to question the use of arbi...

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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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