World Perspectives
feed-grains

New Corn Strategy

Economists at FarmDocDaily point out in an article entitled, “World Market Conditions Suggest Set-Asides Not an Effective Farm Policy for Corn and Soybeans” that U.S. farmers have been losing market world share to South America. They correctly note that the current discussion about using a paid set-aside to reduce production will not concurrently raise farmgate prices because it will simply incentivize increased production in other countries. However, it also doesn’t make sense to continue producing a crop that is uncompetitive and simply gets stored as carryover. This is particularly evident in corn where excess stocks have been building at an average 12 percent per year. While paid land diversions would be counterproduc...

WPI on Twitter

Related Articles
feed-grains

WASDE Corn

 USDA forecasts U.S. corn production at 15.3 billion bushels, up 278 million from the July projection.  The season’s first survey-based corn yield forecast, at a record 181.8 bushels per acre, is 3.3 bushels higher than last month’s trend-based projection.  Today&rsqu...

wheat

WASDE Wheat

USDA raised U.S. wheat production 14 million bushels to 1,838 million as increased Hard Red Spring (HRS) and Durum production more than offsets lower winter wheat production as indicated by the NASS August 12 Crop Production report.  Projected 2020/21 exports are raised 25 million bushels...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

China In-Country Analysis

Macroeconomics Food Prices Up by 13.2 Percent in July For the second straight month, the cost of food in China was up year-on-year by double digits. Following a 11.1 percent increase in June, higher pork, vegetable, cooking oil, and dairy products pushed up food inflation to 13.2 percent, the l...

feed-grains

WASDE Corn

 USDA forecasts U.S. corn production at 15.3 billion bushels, up 278 million from the July projection.  The season’s first survey-based corn yield forecast, at a record 181.8 bushels per acre, is 3.3 bushels higher than last month’s trend-based projection.  Today&rsqu...

wheat

WASDE Wheat

USDA raised U.S. wheat production 14 million bushels to 1,838 million as increased Hard Red Spring (HRS) and Durum production more than offsets lower winter wheat production as indicated by the NASS August 12 Crop Production report.  Projected 2020/21 exports are raised 25 million bushels...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

China In-Country Analysis

Macroeconomics Food Prices Up by 13.2 Percent in July For the second straight month, the cost of food in China was up year-on-year by double digits. Following a 11.1 percent increase in June, higher pork, vegetable, cooking oil, and dairy products pushed up food inflation to 13.2 percent, the l...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

PM Post - Relief Rally?!

THE OPEN November beans:  2 higher December meal:  .40 lower December soyoil:  37 higher December corn:  steady September wheat:  3 lower Prices opened as expected with a minor bounce in corn met with some early hedge pressure pre-report, as a just-in-case the report wa...

Image
From WPI Consulting

Infrastructure investment due diligence

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.

Search World Perspectives

Sign In to World Perspectives

Don’t have an account yet? Sign Up