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Richard Morrison

Richard Morrison is based out of the Informa Economics Washington, D.C. office, where he contributes to IEG Policy and other Informa Economics products and client services. He maintains a keen interest in the intersection of politics and economics, a passion of his since before college.

Since joining Informa, Richard has written extensively on the effect that government policy and market dynamics have on the agriculture and food sectors – in the US and globally. Being a Millennial, Richard leads the Washington news team in monitoring and developing items for social media.

He is a native of rural central Virginia and received his bachelor’s degree in economics from George Mason University.

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Trade policy, competition key factors in US grain, oilseed exports: ERS report

US grain and oilseed exports are likely to face rising competition in the global marketplace over the next decade, while US-China trade developments will also color the export outlook, according to a report by USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS).

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Second tranche of MFP 2 payments to start next week: USDA

Second payments to farmers under the 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP 2) will begin next week, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced today (Nov. 15), as talks between the US and China towards a Phase One trade deal continue.

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Trade policy, competition key factors in US grain, oilseed exports: ERS report

US grain and oilseed exports are likely to face rising competition in the global marketplace over the next decade, while US-China trade developments will also color the export outlook, according to a report by USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS).

US Agricultural Policy Trade Disputes

Day ahead – Nov. 15, 2019: USMCA, Crop insurance, US sugar subsidies

North American state and provincial ag officials urged swift ratification of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) following this week’s 28th annual Tri-National Accord gathering. Meanwhile, USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) said it will continue to defer interest accrual on 2019 crop insurance premiums and the head of the National Confectioners Association (NCA) called for a revamp of US sugar policy.

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WTO members want compensation for Brexit uncertainty; TRQ row rumbles on

Members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) are seeking compensation from the EU and UK over the economic consequences of a potential hard Brexit and repeated extensions.

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Ag groups, officials laud China’s lifting ban on imports of US poultry

China’s decision to lift its ban on US poultry imports linked to bird flu has drawn strong praise from US officials and ag groups, who said the long-sought move restores access to an important export market for US poultry producers.

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