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Small, Slow and Inefficient

As noted previously, there is increasing attention to what a Biden Administration will mean to both agriculture and broader economic policy. It is not so much what Mr. Biden thinks, since he has proven to be a lifelong moderate, but rather the swirl of political forces around him that deserve attention. There is a cabal on the left that is at minimum suspicious and likely outright hostile to Big Ag. A trio in that group, Reps. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), Rosa DeLauro (D-Connecticut), and Bennie Thompson (D-Mississippi) have filed legislation that would block USDA’s approval of faster line speeds at meatpacking plants. Senator Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) is expected to file the companion bill in the Senate. There is no evidence that faster l...

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Forecasting developments in production agriculture

On behalf of a private U.S. agricultural technology provider, WPI’s team generated an econometric model to forecast the movement of concentrated corn production north and west from the traditional U.S. Corn Belt. WPI’s model has subsequently provided quantitative support to a multi-million-dollar investment into short-season corn variety development. WPI’s methodology included a series of interviews with regional grain elevators and seed consultants. Emphasizing outreach and communication with stakeholders who possess intimate sectoral knowledge – on-the-ground insights – is a regular component of WPI’s methodologies, made possible by WPI’s ever-growing network of industry contacts.

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