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Ag Review - July 2020

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy developments. This issue covers such topics as the recovery in cattle prices, a new strategy in the corn market, a surge in the Chinese Dalian exchange, the role of soymeal in aquaculture, the importance of China...

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Ag Review - June 2020

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy developments. This issue looks at the relationship between unemployment and food costs, the future of ethanol, the impact of tensions with China, the Trump trade policy, Mercosur developments and much more. ...

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Ag Review - May 2020

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy developments. This issue looks at the COVID-19 impact on workers in the food sector, the interrelationship between supply/demand and exchange rates, developments in the Middle East, North Africa and China, details...

livestock feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Ag Review - April 2020

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy developments. This issue covers the economic downturn and its impact on agriculture demand, what happens as a result of the meat packing plant closures from COVID-19, the shipping problems in Latin America from th...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - March 2020

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy developments. This month we look at the impact of the coronavirus, the remaking of our food systems, technology in agriculture, insights from China and South America and more. We also remember WPI founder Carole B...

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Ag Review - February 2020

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy developments. There are articles covering trade war policies, the challenges facing EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan, the impact of the coronavirus, China’s tariff exemptions and more.  ...

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Ag Review - December 2019

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy developments. There are articles covering the trade war impacts, oil and ethanol developments, a potential next cattle ranching frontier, farm proposals and more.   ...

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Ag Review - November 2019

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy developments. There are articles covering the next farm bill, the future of ag technology from artificial meat to drones, potential shifts in production to different crops, the outlook for U.S. – Chinese rel...

livestock biofuel feed-grains

Ag Review - October 2019

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy developments. This issue covers changes in China’s meat consumption, a review of the Department of Commerce’s international trade report and what it might tell us about the U.S. economy, an overview of...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - September 2019

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy developments. This issue covers the outlook for the 2019/20 U.S. crop marketing year, China's rapidly changing livestock markets, how increasing Chinese purchases of U.S. ag goods is impacting South American trade...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - July 2019

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy developments. This issue covers the outlook for the 2019/20 U.S. crop marketing year, China's rapidly changing livestock markets, how slow grain demand is impacting South American traders, and a look at MFP paymen...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - June 2019

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy developments. This issue covers the surprising volatility of June 2019's grain markets, the implosion of China's hog markets, and the delicate trade negotiations between the U.S. and China.  Tweet...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - May 2019

WPI's monthly publication features analyses of U.S. agribusinesses, outlooks for the U.S. soy complex and biofuels sectors, and an assessment of certain global trade policies. It also provides a review of agribusiness stock prices along with expectations for future performance...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - April 2019

WPI's monthly publication features analyses of U.S. agribusinesses, outlooks for the U.S. soybean industry and U.S. meat/livestock industry, and an assessment of certain global trade policies. It also provides a review of agribusiness stock prices along with expectations for future performance...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - March 2019

WPI's monthly publication features analyses of U.S. agribusinesses, outlooks for the U.S. soybean crush and U.S. biofuels industry, and an assessment of certain global trade policies. It also provides a review of agribusiness stock prices along with expectations for future performance...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - February 2019

WPI's monthly publication features analyses of U.S. agribusinesses, the U.S. farm equipment industry, the U.S. meat and livestock industry, the global outlook for farm inputs, and policy trends. It also provides a review of agribusiness stock prices along with expectations for future performanc...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - December 2018

WPI's monthly publication features analyses of U.S. agribusinesses, the U.S. grain and soybean sectors, the U.S. biofuels industry, the global outlook for farm inputs, and policy trends. It also provides a review of agribusiness stock prices along with expectations for future performance...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - November 2018

WPI's monthly publication features analyses of U.S. agribusiness, the U.S. soybean crushing complex, the U.S. meat and livestock industry, the global outlook for farm inputs, and policy trends. It also provides a review of agribusiness stock prices along with expectations for future performance...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - October 2018

WPI's monthly publication features analyses of U.S. agribusiness, U.S. soybean marketing strategies, the U.S. biofuels industry, the global outlook for farm inputs, and policy trends. It also provides a review of agribusiness stock prices along with expectations for future performance...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - September 2018

WPI's monthly publication features analyses of the U.S. grain industry, U.S. soybean marketing strategies, the U.S. biofuels industry, the global outlook for farm inputs and equipment, and policy trends. It also provides a review of agribusiness stock prices along with expectations for future p...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - July 2018

WPI's monthly publication features analyses of the U.S. grain industry, U.S. soybean marketing strategies, the U.S. biofuels industry, the global outlook for farm inputs and equipment, and policy trends. It also provides a review of agribusiness stock prices along with expectations for future p...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - June 2018

WPI's monthly publication features analyses of the U.S. grain industry, U.S. soybean marketing strategies, the U.S. meat industry, the global outlook for farm inputs, and policy trends. It also provides a review of agribusiness stock prices along with expectations for future performance...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - May 2018

WPI's monthly publication features analyses of the U.S. grain industry, U.S. soybean marketing strategies, the U.S. biofuels industry, the global outlook for farm inputs, and policy trends. It also provides a review of agribusiness stock prices along with expectations for future performance...

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Ag Review - April 2018

WPI's monthly publication features analyses of the U.S. grain industry, U.S. soybean marketing strategies, the U.S. biofuels industry, the global outlook for farm inputs, and policy trends. It also provides a review of agribusiness stock prices along with expectations for future performance...

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Ag Review - March 2018

WPI's monthly publication features analyses of the U.S. grain industry, U.S. soybean marketing strategies, the U.S. biofuels industry, the global outlook for farm inputs, and policy trends. It also provides a review of agribusiness stock prices along with expectations for future performance...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - February 2018

WPI's monthly publication features analyses of farm inputs and equipment, the U.S. grain industry, the global soybean outlook, U.S. meat and livestock industry, and policy trends. It also provides a review of agribusiness stock prices along with expectations for future performance...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - December 2017

2017 was an eventful year for the U.S. economy and the agricultural markets. 2018 promises to be just as interesting, although perhaps not as bullish.  A few ag sectors look to continue patterns of the current year as the U.S. biofuels industry is under strong political influence. Meanwhil...

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Ag Review - November 2017

This month's look at the markets around the world. We have seen a lot of activity this month and things are looking up internationally. Check out this month's issue for more detail...

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Ag Review - October 2017

WPI's monthly publication featuring the following analysis in this issue:  Biofuel’s Long Road Ahead U.S. Farm Profitability Outlook Changing Dynamics in Fertilizer Prices Global Trade’s Changing Winds...

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Ag Review: Meat Exports and Macroeconomic Opportunities

WPI Agribusiness Subsector Outlook   A brief review of WPI’s past Bull/Bear calls and industry stock price performance. WPI Bull/Bear Leanings for Agribusiness in 2017 A summary and graphical depictions of WPI’s expectations for future agribusiness performance. The U.S. Gr...

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Ag Review: Geopolitics and the Black Sea

WPI Agribusiness Subsector Outlook   A brief review of WPI’s past Bull/Bear calls and industry stock price performance. WPI Bull/Bear Leanings for Agribusiness in 2017 A summary and graphical depictions of WPI’s expectations for future agribusiness performance. The U.S. Gr...

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Ag Review: U.S. Grains and the Weather Market

WPI Agribusiness Subsector Outlook   A brief review of WPI’s past Bull/Bear calls and industry stock price performance. WPI Bull/Bear Leanings for Agribusiness in 2017 A summary and graphical depictions of WPI’s expectations for future agribusiness performance. The U.S. Gr...

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Ag Review: China's Soyoil Problem

WPI Agribusiness Subsector Outlook   A brief review of WPI’s past Bull/Bear calls and industry stock price performance. WPI Bull/Bear Leanings for Agribusiness in 2017 A summary and graphical depictions of WPI’s expectations for future agribusiness performance. The U.S. Gr...

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Ag Review: Can Exports Save the Dairy Industry?

  WPI Agribusiness Subsector Outlook    WPI Bull/Bear Leanings for Agribusiness in 2017 A summary and graphical depictions of WPI’s expectations for future agribusiness performance. The U.S. Grain Industry Industry focus on divesting non-core business units will stabilize b...

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Ag Review: 2017 Cow/Calf Profitabitiy Outlook

WPI Agribusiness Subsector OutlookWPI Bull/Bear Leanings for Agribusiness in 2017 A summary and graphical depictions of WPI’s expectations for future agribusiness performance. Wheat Market Risks and New Realities U.S. wheat’s declining global importance gave rise to ongoing battle f...

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Ag Review: Farm Equipment Outlook 2017

2016 Agribusiness Performance Recap and 2017 OutlookWPI Bull/Bear Leanings for Agribusiness in 2017 A summary and graphical depictions of WPI’s expectations for future agribusiness performance. The U.S. Grains Industry Now, perhaps more than ever, the U.S. grain industry’s success i...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - July 2020

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy developments. This issue covers such topics as the recovery in cattle prices, a new strategy in the corn market, a surge in the Chinese Dalian exchange, the role of soymeal in aquaculture, the importance of China...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - June 2020

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy developments. This issue looks at the relationship between unemployment and food costs, the future of ethanol, the impact of tensions with China, the Trump trade policy, Mercosur developments and much more. ...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - May 2020

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy developments. This issue looks at the COVID-19 impact on workers in the food sector, the interrelationship between supply/demand and exchange rates, developments in the Middle East, North Africa and China, details...

livestock feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Ag Review - April 2020

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy developments. This issue covers the economic downturn and its impact on agriculture demand, what happens as a result of the meat packing plant closures from COVID-19, the shipping problems in Latin America from th...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - March 2020

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy developments. This month we look at the impact of the coronavirus, the remaking of our food systems, technology in agriculture, insights from China and South America and more. We also remember WPI founder Carole B...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - February 2020

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy developments. There are articles covering trade war policies, the challenges facing EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan, the impact of the coronavirus, China’s tariff exemptions and more.  ...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - December 2019

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy developments. There are articles covering the trade war impacts, oil and ethanol developments, a potential next cattle ranching frontier, farm proposals and more.   ...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - November 2019

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy developments. There are articles covering the next farm bill, the future of ag technology from artificial meat to drones, potential shifts in production to different crops, the outlook for U.S. – Chinese rel...

livestock biofuel feed-grains

Ag Review - October 2019

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy developments. This issue covers changes in China’s meat consumption, a review of the Department of Commerce’s international trade report and what it might tell us about the U.S. economy, an overview of...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - September 2019

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy developments. This issue covers the outlook for the 2019/20 U.S. crop marketing year, China's rapidly changing livestock markets, how increasing Chinese purchases of U.S. ag goods is impacting South American trade...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - July 2019

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy developments. This issue covers the outlook for the 2019/20 U.S. crop marketing year, China's rapidly changing livestock markets, how slow grain demand is impacting South American traders, and a look at MFP paymen...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - June 2019

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy developments. This issue covers the surprising volatility of June 2019's grain markets, the implosion of China's hog markets, and the delicate trade negotiations between the U.S. and China.  Tweet...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - May 2019

WPI's monthly publication features analyses of U.S. agribusinesses, outlooks for the U.S. soy complex and biofuels sectors, and an assessment of certain global trade policies. It also provides a review of agribusiness stock prices along with expectations for future performance...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - April 2019

WPI's monthly publication features analyses of U.S. agribusinesses, outlooks for the U.S. soybean industry and U.S. meat/livestock industry, and an assessment of certain global trade policies. It also provides a review of agribusiness stock prices along with expectations for future performance...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - March 2019

WPI's monthly publication features analyses of U.S. agribusinesses, outlooks for the U.S. soybean crush and U.S. biofuels industry, and an assessment of certain global trade policies. It also provides a review of agribusiness stock prices along with expectations for future performance...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - February 2019

WPI's monthly publication features analyses of U.S. agribusinesses, the U.S. farm equipment industry, the U.S. meat and livestock industry, the global outlook for farm inputs, and policy trends. It also provides a review of agribusiness stock prices along with expectations for future performanc...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - December 2018

WPI's monthly publication features analyses of U.S. agribusinesses, the U.S. grain and soybean sectors, the U.S. biofuels industry, the global outlook for farm inputs, and policy trends. It also provides a review of agribusiness stock prices along with expectations for future performance...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - November 2018

WPI's monthly publication features analyses of U.S. agribusiness, the U.S. soybean crushing complex, the U.S. meat and livestock industry, the global outlook for farm inputs, and policy trends. It also provides a review of agribusiness stock prices along with expectations for future performance...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - October 2018

WPI's monthly publication features analyses of U.S. agribusiness, U.S. soybean marketing strategies, the U.S. biofuels industry, the global outlook for farm inputs, and policy trends. It also provides a review of agribusiness stock prices along with expectations for future performance...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - September 2018

WPI's monthly publication features analyses of the U.S. grain industry, U.S. soybean marketing strategies, the U.S. biofuels industry, the global outlook for farm inputs and equipment, and policy trends. It also provides a review of agribusiness stock prices along with expectations for future p...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - July 2018

WPI's monthly publication features analyses of the U.S. grain industry, U.S. soybean marketing strategies, the U.S. biofuels industry, the global outlook for farm inputs and equipment, and policy trends. It also provides a review of agribusiness stock prices along with expectations for future p...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - June 2018

WPI's monthly publication features analyses of the U.S. grain industry, U.S. soybean marketing strategies, the U.S. meat industry, the global outlook for farm inputs, and policy trends. It also provides a review of agribusiness stock prices along with expectations for future performance...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - May 2018

WPI's monthly publication features analyses of the U.S. grain industry, U.S. soybean marketing strategies, the U.S. biofuels industry, the global outlook for farm inputs, and policy trends. It also provides a review of agribusiness stock prices along with expectations for future performance...

feed-grains wheat livestock

Ag Review - April 2018

WPI's monthly publication features analyses of the U.S. grain industry, U.S. soybean marketing strategies, the U.S. biofuels industry, the global outlook for farm inputs, and policy trends. It also provides a review of agribusiness stock prices along with expectations for future performance...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Ag Review - March 2018

WPI's monthly publication features analyses of the U.S. grain industry, U.S. soybean marketing strategies, the U.S. biofuels industry, the global outlook for farm inputs, and policy trends. It also provides a review of agribusiness stock prices along with expectations for future performance...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - February 2018

WPI's monthly publication features analyses of farm inputs and equipment, the U.S. grain industry, the global soybean outlook, U.S. meat and livestock industry, and policy trends. It also provides a review of agribusiness stock prices along with expectations for future performance...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - December 2017

2017 was an eventful year for the U.S. economy and the agricultural markets. 2018 promises to be just as interesting, although perhaps not as bullish.  A few ag sectors look to continue patterns of the current year as the U.S. biofuels industry is under strong political influence. Meanwhil...

feed-grains biofuel farm-inputs

Ag Review - November 2017

This month's look at the markets around the world. We have seen a lot of activity this month and things are looking up internationally. Check out this month's issue for more detail...

feed-grains biofuel soy-oilseeds

Ag Review - October 2017

WPI's monthly publication featuring the following analysis in this issue:  Biofuel’s Long Road Ahead U.S. Farm Profitability Outlook Changing Dynamics in Fertilizer Prices Global Trade’s Changing Winds...

equities farm-inputs soy-oilseeds

Ag Review: Meat Exports and Macroeconomic Opportunities

WPI Agribusiness Subsector Outlook   A brief review of WPI’s past Bull/Bear calls and industry stock price performance. WPI Bull/Bear Leanings for Agribusiness in 2017 A summary and graphical depictions of WPI’s expectations for future agribusiness performance. The U.S. Gr...

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Ag Review: Geopolitics and the Black Sea

WPI Agribusiness Subsector Outlook   A brief review of WPI’s past Bull/Bear calls and industry stock price performance. WPI Bull/Bear Leanings for Agribusiness in 2017 A summary and graphical depictions of WPI’s expectations for future agribusiness performance. The U.S. Gr...

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Ag Review: U.S. Grains and the Weather Market

WPI Agribusiness Subsector Outlook   A brief review of WPI’s past Bull/Bear calls and industry stock price performance. WPI Bull/Bear Leanings for Agribusiness in 2017 A summary and graphical depictions of WPI’s expectations for future agribusiness performance. The U.S. Gr...

equities softs farm-inputs

Ag Review: China's Soyoil Problem

WPI Agribusiness Subsector Outlook   A brief review of WPI’s past Bull/Bear calls and industry stock price performance. WPI Bull/Bear Leanings for Agribusiness in 2017 A summary and graphical depictions of WPI’s expectations for future agribusiness performance. The U.S. Gr...

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Ag Review: Can Exports Save the Dairy Industry?

  WPI Agribusiness Subsector Outlook    WPI Bull/Bear Leanings for Agribusiness in 2017 A summary and graphical depictions of WPI’s expectations for future agribusiness performance. The U.S. Grain Industry Industry focus on divesting non-core business units will stabilize b...

equities softs farm-inputs

Ag Review: 2017 Cow/Calf Profitabitiy Outlook

WPI Agribusiness Subsector OutlookWPI Bull/Bear Leanings for Agribusiness in 2017 A summary and graphical depictions of WPI’s expectations for future agribusiness performance. Wheat Market Risks and New Realities U.S. wheat’s declining global importance gave rise to ongoing battle f...

equities farm-inputs soy-oilseeds

Ag Review: Farm Equipment Outlook 2017

2016 Agribusiness Performance Recap and 2017 OutlookWPI Bull/Bear Leanings for Agribusiness in 2017 A summary and graphical depictions of WPI’s expectations for future agribusiness performance. The U.S. Grains Industry Now, perhaps more than ever, the U.S. grain industry’s success i...

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