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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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Former Mexican trade negotiator warns agriculture may still provide USMCA hurdles

Thorny issues on agriculture are still present as the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) implementation date of July 1 draws near, according to a former Mexican trade negotiator for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

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Former US chicken company execs indicted for price-fixing

A federal grand jury has indicted four current and former chicken company executives on charges of price-fixing, finding they conspired to “suppress and eliminate competition” by rigging bids and fixing prices for broiler chickens.

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Day ahead – June 4, 2020: US ag exports to China, PPP fixes, chicken price-fixing indictments, Campbell’s sales jump

There were more conflicting reports about the state of US ag exports to China and federal court overturned the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) approval of dicamba herbicides. Meanwhile, the restaurant industry lauded Senate passage of a bill with fixes for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), former chicken company executives were indicted for price-fixing and Campbell Soup Company reported a jump in sales driven by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New trade deals, tariff legislation, WTO reform among trade priorities: Rep. Kind

Seeking new trade deals, reevaluating the US withdrawal from a multilateral Pacific Rim trade agreement and promoting constructive reform efforts at the World Trade Organization (WTO) are some of the top trade policy priorities for moderate Democrats, House Ways and Means Democrat Ron Kind (D-Wis.) said Wednesday (June 3).

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USDA urged to include liquid eggs in coronavirus aid program

Liquid eggs should be a covered commodity under USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance (CFAP) based on significant price declines related to the Covid-19 pandemic, a group of Iowa state and federal officials urged in a June 2 letter to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue.

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Iowa officials press USDA to include liquid eggs in CFAP aid

Liquid eggs should be a covered commodity under USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance (CFAP) based on significant price declines related to the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of Iowa state and federal officials urged in a June 2 letter to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue.

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