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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Latest From Roger Bernard
The House and Senate are out, but there are a couple hearings on tap in the Senate.
Supplies of US corn, wheat and soybeans on hand as of March 1 were down from year-ago marks, with higher usage than year ago key in the US corn and wheat situation.
US farmers are putting the disastrous 2019 planting season behind them with intentions for 2020 plantings that return acres for key crops in the Midwest back to potentially more-normal levels.
The US flock that lays eggs that are hatched to become broilers is expected to remain above year-ago levels with hatches expected also to be hefty.
USDA data on the US hog herd indicates that there should continue to be a hefty supply of hogs for market into this summer
Spreads in the futures market suggests a continued bearish attitude in the cattle futures market with weekly harvest expected to remain heavy this spring.