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Roger Bernard

Washington, D.C.

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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EPA releases more detail on plan to make sure required biofuel volumes are met

EPA today unveiled details of the proposal aimed at boosting US biofuel usage to make sure that the statutory level for biofuels is met, including the statutory level for conventional – primarily corn based – ethanol. The plan was released as a supplement to the proposed 2020 biofuel and 2021 biodiesel Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that the agency announced this summer.

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US weekly beef outlook: Cash cattle prices rose again last week

Cash cattle prices continued to rise compared with the prior week even though the level of gains did not match the advance seen the prior week.

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US weekly poultry outlook: Chicken leg quarter prices in seasonal decline

Leg quarter supplies are likely to be under 70 million pounds for the first time in a decade in 2019 and turkey supplies have also continued to decline.

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US weekly pork outlook: Record August US pork exports

US pork exports set a new record in August and in no small part due to China’s imports of the product being up 410 percent from year-ago levels.

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US, China reach ‘phase one’ agreement, including increased ag buys

The US and China Friday announced what President Donald Trump termed “phase one” of an agreement between the two sides, with key provisions covering intellectual property, financial services and agriculture. The plan will still need to be “papered,” Trump said at a the White House, a process that could take three, four or five weeks.

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US-China trade talk progress supports soybeans

The US and China Friday announced what President Donald Trump termed “phase one” of an agreement between the two sides, with key provisions covering intellectual property, financial services and agriculture. 

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