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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 financial & news review: Equities mostly up with Argentina attacking US biodiesel duties

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USDA sees wheat area rising in 2018, reversing recent decline

US wheat acreage is forecast by USDA to halt a slide in planted area that has run for several years.

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USDA forecasts even corn, soybeans acreage 2018

US corn and soybean acreage in 2018 is seen even while more acres are expected to be planted to wheat and cotton, according to forecasts released by USDA.

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USDA trims FY 2018 ag export forecast, raises imports

The value of US agricultural has been lowered again while USDA now expects a higher level of US agricultural imports will be coming in for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018.

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USDA's Perdue offers mild reassurance on NAFTA talks at USDA meeting

Trade remains one of the major issues for US agriculture, including the NAFTA 2.0 negotiations, and USDA's leader tried to offer some assurance on that topic in remarks to the USDA Outlook Forum near Washington, DC.

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What traders are talking about: USDA in focus

USDA's Outlook Forum near Washington, DC, is the attention point for US agricultural markets with initial figures on 2018 acreage prospects the key data to be released today.

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