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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The Dow and Nasdaq rose as Fed officials' comments appeared aimed at calming financial markets while an Argentine group had harsh words for the import duties on biodiesel announced by the US Department of Commerce.
US wheat acreage is forecast by USDA to halt a slide in planted area that has run for several years.
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.
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.
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.
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.