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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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Dairy groups urge US-Japan trade deal negotiators to move quicker

Japan’s passage of an initial US-Japan trade agreement will bring major benefits to the US dairy industry, with more progress on market access and limits for geographical indications (GIs) eyed for a Phase Two agreement, two US dairy groups stated.

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USDA to open CRP general signup Dec. 9 as signaled earlier this year

General signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) with changes brought by the 2018 Farm Bill will open Dec. 9 and run through Feb. 28, 2020, USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced Thursday (Dec. 5), making good on statements from USDA officials earlier this year they would start a general enrollment in December.

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Day ahead – Dec. 5, 2019: US-China talks, CRP signup, Food prices, E. coli outbreak

China continues to insist that tariffs be lifted as part of any Phase One US-China trade deal. Meanwhile, USDA is expected to announce a general signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) said food prices rose to their highest level in two years in November and an outbreak of E. coli in romaine lettuce continues to grow.

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Approval of initial US-Japan trade agreement draws more plaudits

US ag producers, US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) applauded approval of an initial US-Japan trade agreement by Japan’s legislature on Dec. 4.

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Former Bumble Bee CEO convicted of price-fixing conspiracy

The former chief executive of Bumble Bee Foods was convicted Tuesday (Dec. 3) of conspiring to fix prices of canned tuna between 2010 and 2013.   

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Dairy groups urge negotiators to move quickly on Phase Two US-Japan trade deal

Japan’s passage of an initial US-Japan trade agreement will bring major benefits to the US dairy industry, with more progress on market access and limits for geographical indications (GIs) eyed for a Phase Two agreement, two US dairy groups said today (Dec. 4).

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