The intersections between trade, technology and federal policies will be the focus of the Agri-Pulse Food & Ag Policy Summit on March 21
As lawmakers prepare to write a new farm bill, Agri-Pulse Editor Sara Wyant says speakers will address what's working and what's not to enhance on-farm productivity and find new export opportunities - especially with so much uncertainty around trade negotiations.
"In a year that has the potential to transform agriculture in so many ways, from regulatory reform and trade policy to the farm bill and finding a solution to our labor shortage, it is important that we equip ourselves with knowledge and all the advocacy tools at our disposal," says American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall.
Invited guests include: USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking member Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Ray Starling, Special Assistant to the President for Agriculture, Agricultural Trade, and Food Assistance and Ted McKinney, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs.
Confirmed speakers include:
• AFBF President Zippy Duvall
• NFU President Roger Johnson
• Ambassador Darci Vetter
• NCFC CEO Chuck Conner
• ASTA CEO Andy LaVigne
• Biotech expert Alison Van Eenennaam
• National Pork Board CEO Bill Even
• Campbell Soup Company VP Kelly Johnston
• Center for Food Integrity VP Terri Moore
• U.S. Grains Council CEO Tom Sleight
• Global Harvest Initiative Executive Director Margaret Zeigler
• Mitch Davis, Davis Family Dairies
In conjunction with National Agriculture Week, this year's Summit will be held at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington on March 21 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sponsors already confirmed include: The American Farm Bureau Federation, American Sugar Alliance, Farm Credit, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative, Global Harvest Initiative, FLM Harvest, Story Partners, CropLife America, Ag Council of America, National Milk Producers Federation, John Deere, National Crop Insurance Services, National Pork Board, National Farmers Union, National FFA, Syngenta, and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture.
To register, please click here. Seating will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
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