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Livestock Roundup: Prop 12 Discussions and Court Ruling on Massachusetts Q3

The agriculture commissioners and secretaries from the 50 states were in town this week for a meeting of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) and met with U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack. In remarks to the state officials, Vilsack discussed California’s Prop 12, and shared that there is not political will on Capitol Hill to pre-empt the regulation, a point of view WPI has heard from Congressional sources as well in discussions over the coming farm bill debate.  Vilsack took a big picture view, discussing the U.S. Constitution, James Madison (known as the father of the Constitution), and interstate commerce, as well as bringing up the specter of more states establishing their own production standards...

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Export Sales

Export Sales and Shipments for the period June 28-July 4, 2024. Wheat:  Net sales of 240,400 metric tons (MT) for 2024/2025 primarily for Thailand (60,800 MT), Japan (58,400 MT, including decreases of 1,300 MT), Indonesia (53,800 MT), Mexico (30,700 MT, including decreases of 1,500 MT), an...

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 12 July)

Ocean Freight Comments - 12 July 2024 By Matt Herrington Dry bulk markets were mixed this week with paper and physical markets showing diverging trends. The Baltic Dry indexes were mostly higher this week (except for the Capesize sector, which posted late-week declines) but physical markets wer...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 12 July)

Ocean Freight Comments - 12 July 2024 By Matt Herrington Dry bulk markets were mixed this week with paper and physical markets showing diverging trends. The Baltic Dry indexes were mostly higher this week (except for the Capesize sector, which posted late-week declines) but physical markets wer...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Export Sales

Export Sales and Shipments for the period June 28-July 4, 2024. Wheat:  Net sales of 240,400 metric tons (MT) for 2024/2025 primarily for Thailand (60,800 MT), Japan (58,400 MT, including decreases of 1,300 MT), Indonesia (53,800 MT), Mexico (30,700 MT, including decreases of 1,500 MT), an...

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 12 July)

Ocean Freight Comments - 12 July 2024 By Matt Herrington Dry bulk markets were mixed this week with paper and physical markets showing diverging trends. The Baltic Dry indexes were mostly higher this week (except for the Capesize sector, which posted late-week declines) but physical markets wer...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 12 July)

Ocean Freight Comments - 12 July 2024 By Matt Herrington Dry bulk markets were mixed this week with paper and physical markets showing diverging trends. The Baltic Dry indexes were mostly higher this week (except for the Capesize sector, which posted late-week declines) but physical markets wer...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: New Contract Lows, Including a Soymeal Double

Contrasted with yesterday’s sour mood, most contracts found greenery in today’s trading. But that doesn’t mean the bearish overcast went away, it just took a small break here and there. Beyond the general tenor, there were some notable milestones: Corn and soybeans got a sma...

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Weighing in on strategic realignment

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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