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
US corn harvest is running behind the average pace as we move through September, not surprising given the growing season that has seen both corn and soybean crops run behind their average pace all season long.
The House and Senate are both in session.
Wheat futures consolidated after finishing higher on the week.
Global wheat supplies are a little smaller in the outlook from USDA as production issues in Australia and Kazakhstan provided most of the reason.
US corn and soybean production for 2019 remain at levels above what have been expected by the trade and keeping the focus on the demand side of the equation.
EPA's granting of small refinery exemptions (SREs) continue to be a point of contention for biofuel proponents, with biodiesel groups and the National Farmers Union (NFU) the latest to pressure the Trump administration to take additional moves to boost the biofuel sector.