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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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Day ahead – April 19, 2019: Farm Bureau continues push for disaster aid bill

Farm Bureau is asking farmers to press Congress to quickly pass a disaster aid bill when lawmakers return from the Easter break. Meanwhile, USDA announced a pilot program that allows some Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients in New York to purchase groceries online.

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USMCA would have 'positive impact' on employment, growth: USITC

US agriculture would see a "positive impact" and an increase in exports from the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which updates the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a report from the US International Trade Commission (USITC) found.

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US notches another win over China at WTO, this time on TRQs

China's administration of tariff rate quotas (TRQs) for wheat, rice and corn falls short of its World Trade Organization (WTO) obligations, a Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) panel found in a closely watched case brought by the US.

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Day ahead – April 18, 2019: Uncertain timeline for US-China trade talks

The timeline for upcoming US-China trade discussions remains uncertain. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve Beige Book update noted impacts from recent Midwest flooding and US beef, poultry and egg exporters gained access to the Tunisian market.

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More US-Japan trade talks on tap ahead of Trump-Abe meeting next week

Trade talks this week featuring top trade officials from the US and Japan focused on goods and services – avoiding more contentious issues – with more discussions set to take place next week ahead of a summit between leaders of the two nations.

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Day ahead – April 17, 2019: Pork, poultry a focus in US-China talks

US exports of pork and poultry to China are reportedly being discussed in US-China trade talks. Meanwhile, new data is out showing the effect of African swine fever (ASF) on the Chinese hog herd, Mexico's Senate is set to debate labor reforms required under the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), and USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is eyeing weight labelling changes for meat and poultry.

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