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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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USDA Crop Progress: Soy harvest slowed but beats expectations

The story of the 2019 US corn and soybean crops running behind continues as the harvest progress is still lagging well behind the average pace. However, the weekly update made clear farmers are concentrating on getting soybeans out of fields.

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Trump says refiners, farmers should be happy with biofuel plan

President Donald Trump declared that the biofuel plan by the administration should be viewed positive by refiners and by farmers, though groups representing both have been critical of the details of a proposal put forward by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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US Washington week: US-China trade, FY 2020 spending and ag economy

The House and Senate are in session this week, with the House in part focused on the impeachment process while the Senate could take up some of their versions of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 spending plans, including agriculture.

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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.

US Agricultural Policy Biofuels

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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