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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Soybean futures rose Friday, retracing some of their Thursday decline. July soybeans ended up 5 3/4¢ at USD10.41 1/2.
Wheat futures closed out the week on a high note, with all three markets posting gains. July Chicago wheat ended up 12 3/4¢ at USD5.43 with strong gains in both Kansas City and Minneapolis futures.
Corn futures rose to close out the week with the July contract rising 1 3/4¢ at USD4.06.
The number of cattle in US feedlots on May 1 was the second highest on record for the month since current series of the USDA Cattle on Feed report started in 1996.
Day ahead – May 25, 2018: GOP lawmakers concerned over auto tariff threat, farm policy discord continues
GOP lawmakers voice concerns over the potential for new automobile import duties and negative effects on agriculture trade that could be seen. Meanwhile, changes are coming to streamline the H-2A farmworker visa program and Republicans continue to mull the farm bill.
Soybean futures closed with losses and settled near their lows for the session. July soybeans were down 3 1/2¢ at USD10.35 3/4.