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Agribusiness Feasibility Studies

When it comes to assessing the practicality of a proposed plan or method, we have the expertise you need to make successful business decisions.

Prior to entering a new business, it is important to understand the nature of the markets, the expected financial returns and the risks that surround these expected outcomes. A feasibility study provides financial metrics based on cash-flow projections and determines the viability of the project.

We have a deep understanding of the agriculture, renewable fuels and transportation industries, and we leverage our proprietary data, analysis, forecasts, and information flow to provide unparalleled evaluation of the markets. This combination of experience, resources and skills is brought to bear in determining whether our clients’ new business ventures have a enough likelihood of being feasible.

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Feasibility of a soybean-crushing facility

A study was conducted on the feasibility of establishing a soybean-crushing facility in the Western Corn Belt. Long-term projections made of the supply/demand and prices of soybeans, meal and oil. Local availability of soybeans and the regional market for meal were assessed, and the issue of whether to include a refinery at the facility or sell the oil in crude form was considered. Ten-year financial projects were developed, and feasibility metrics were calculated. An assessment of industry structure also was conducted which informed multiple aspects of the study.

Feasibility of a sugar refinery

Due diligence and market feasibility were conducted for a study of a proposed sugar refinery. A thorough analysis of the US sugar industry was conducted and the economic impact and outlook for the new refinery were examined. The fundamental structural, economic, political, and trade issues related to the US sugar industry were considered, along with their implications for the long-term position and competitiveness of the proposed refinery.

Feasibility of a biodiesel facility

A feasibility study was conducted to determine the financial outlook and optimal location for a multi-feedstock biodiesel facility in Canada. The study included the development of a 10-year financial model for several locations viewed as most attractive.

Feasibility of a pork-packing facility

A study was conducted on the feasibility of establishing a new pork-packing facility in the US Eastern Corn Belt state. Long-term forecasts of the hog and pork sector were constructed, the financial feasibility was determined, and the industry structure and related dynamics were evaluated.

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