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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USDA released its initial 2020/21 outlooks at the Agricultural Outlook Forum, with only scant mention of China in the updates which cover prospects for the year ahead.
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA - While uncertainties exist as 2020 gets underway, there have been gains made on the trade front that set an important stage for US agriculture ahead, according to USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson.
The Phase One agreement between the US and China took effect last week (February. 14), setting officially in motion several provisions in the deal, including enforcement mechanisms to ensure that commitments under the deal are met.
The House and Senate are both out for the President’s Day holiday break.
The Phase One agreement between the US and China took effect today (Feb. 14), setting officially in motion several provisions in the deal, including enforcement mechanisms to ensure that commitments under the deal are met.
Many have expressed skepticism or outright dismissed the Phase One agreement between the US and China, particularly the agricultural purchase commitments contained in the pact. They simply believe that, like agreements in the past that China has not lived up to, they will do so again. However, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer does not share that view and in a recent Sonny Side of the Farm podcast with USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, Lighthizer laid out some key factors as to why he believes, this time, things are different.