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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An agreement to prevent new US antidumping duties on imports of Mexican fresh tomatoes was announced today by the US Department of Commerce (DOC), which initialed a the draft deal along with Mexican tomato growers last night (August 20).
US-China trade talks remain focused on issues raised in the Section 301 investigation and USDA's second round of ag trade aid will not run afoul of US World Trade Organization (WTO) obligations, US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer told members of the House Ways and Means Committee.
Efforts to secure an early harvest trade deal with Japan that covers agriculture and automobiles and separate trade talks with the European Union (EU) were topics of interest in written questions from members of the House Ways and Means Committee submitted to US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer.
President Donald Trump said any trade deal with China must be beneficial to the US. Meanwhile, a survey of economists showed considerable concern about impacts from the US-China trade war and top US and Japanese trade officials are meeting in Washington this week for trade negotiations.
Enforcement of new labor and agriculture provisions included under the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is a top priority for the Trump administration, US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer stressed in his responses to questions posed by members of the House Ways and Means Committee.
With one month left until enrollment closes, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) urged dairy operations to sign up for the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program as the latest update from USDA showed 63% of operations with established production histories were enrolled in the program as of August 19.