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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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US Washington week: Phase Four COVID aid plans as Congress remains out

The House and Senate are out, but there are a couple hearings on tap in the Senate.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

USDA March Grain Stocks: Corn, soybeans fall from year-ago marks

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.

Corn Wheat

USDA March intentions: US 2020 crop area to post sharp rebound from 2019

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.

Corn Rice

US weekly poultry outlook: Broiler flock suggests supplies to remain more than ample

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.

Poultry Eggs

US weekly pork outlook: Hog supplies to remain heavy into summer

USDA data on the US hog herd indicates that there should continue to be a hefty supply of hogs for market into this summer

Hogs & Pork Futures

US weekly beef outlook: Slaughter to continue heavy this spring

Spreads in the futures market suggests a continued bearish attitude in the cattle futures market with weekly harvest expected to remain heavy this spring.

Cattle & Beef Futures
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