Roger Bernard analyzes policy developments on agriculture, trade, energy, transportation, taxes and US economic and monetary policy for IEG Policy, and more widely for IEG Informa Economics.
As a Policy Analyst, he provides clients and subscribers with accurate, concise and timely analysis of events and policies to help them make market and business decisions.
Before he joined Informa in 2011, Roger worked for Farm Journal / Pro Farmer for more than 24 years. There he covered US agriculture, trade and Washington policy, spending more than 10 years working in Washington DC.
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US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer did not see any progress made on structural issues during trade talks with China last week in Beijing, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said on Tuesday after meeting with Lighthizer January 11.
Futures markets moved up for much of last week and trading volumes also increased in the first full week of 2019.
Futures markets are signaling potential profitability for producers ahead in 2019, with futures posting advances over the course of last week.
Indications are that broiler supplies in the first quarter are likely to be down versus year-ago levels, but there no official data to verify that expectation.
Both the House and Senate are in session this week.
While not all the data is available due to the US government shutdown, it appears the fall peak in carcass weights has now likely passed.