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“Infrastructure” Package Details

Now that the new infrastructure bill has been signed into law, we almost know what is in it. While it is called an infrastructure bill, a little over a quarter of the new spending will be for environment improvements. The agriculture sector is pleased with the investments to be made in rural broadband, roads, waterways, and ports. Most of the railroad spending is for passenger rail. While the investments are needed and welcomed, it is notable that the World Bank classifies North American port infrastructure at the top, it also leads the Logistics Performance Index, and is well ahead on internet servers. Meanwhile, the legislation will add $350 billion to the budget deficit.   Infrastructure $110 billion for roads and bridges $3...

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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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