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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.

Latest From Roger Bernard

Trump announces COVID-19 ag aid payments with signup to begin May 26

More details on direct payments to farmers under USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) were announced by USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and President Donald Trump this morning (May 19), in a briefing at the White House that also includes remarks by the president critical of cattle imports.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

US weekly beef outlook: June futures remain at discount to cash

While June live cattle futures managed to post a positive week last week, they still remain well below where the cash market traded for the week.

Cattle & Beef Futures

US weekly pork outlook: Hog weights hit record

The slowdowns and closures of packing plants have backed up market-ready hogs and weights hit a new record in the most-recent week.

Hogs & Pork Futures

USDA’s OIG: Department followed the rules in 2018, 2019 trade mitigation efforts

USDA implemented adequate controls and acted within its authority and powers under the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) Charter Act when it developed and operated the 2018 and 2019 trade mitigation efforts, according to a new report from the department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG).

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

US weekly poultry outlook: Feed costs still not enough to improve margins

April margins for broiler integrators were very weak despite feed costs providing a very favorable impact on the input side.

Poultry Eggs

US Futures Review: Wheat falls as supply expectations remain hefty

Wheat futures lost ground in all three markets to open the week.

Wheat Futures
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