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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Day ahead – May 25, 2018: GOP lawmakers concerned over auto tariff threat, farm policy discord continues
GOP lawmakers voice concerns over the potential for new automobile import duties and negative effects on agriculture trade that could be seen. Meanwhile, changes are coming to streamline the H-2A farmworker visa program and Republicans continue to mull the farm bill.
President Trump is pushing China to boost its imports of US ag products by $25 billion, a dramatic increase from the current import tally of around $20 billion.
The US is pushing China to more than double its imports of US ag goods. Meanwhile, a biofuels policy meeting will be held today and the Commerce Dept. launched a Section 232 investigation on automobile imports.
Multiple World Trade Organization (WTO) members, including Japan, India and the European Union (EU), have made moves in recent days against new US tariffs on steel and aluminum products at the trade body.
House Republicans press on, vowing to pass their version of the farm bill. Meanwhile, USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) made information available on its bioengineered food labelling proposal and reports regarding an upcoming Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) proposal surfaced.
US trade relations, the Trump administration's different break with past administrations on trade policy style and substance and other trade topics were discussed during a panel discussion including current and former US agriculture trade negotiators held May 22 at the Farm Foundation.