08-30-16 Farm Foundation: Food and Agriculture Priorities for the Next Administration on Sept 13th…

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Sept. 13: Food and Agriculture Priorities for the Next Administration 

In less than six months, a new President will move into the White House and a new mix of Senators and Representatives will take their seats in the U.S. Congress. On Jan. 21, 2017, what priorities must the new administration and Congress tackle that will have the greatest impact to sustain a competitive and vibrant food and agricultural economy?

At the Farm Foundation Forum on Tuesday, Sept. 13, experts will explore four broad topics of importance to the nation’s food, agriculture and rural communities.

  • Daniella Taveau, Regulatory and Global Trade Strategist for King & Spalding, will offer insights on input regulation.
  • Craig Thorn, Partner, DTB Associates LLP, will discuss international trade.
    Dan Keppen, Executive Director of the Family Farm Alliance, will highlight land and water issues.
  • Ken Barbic, Senior Director of Federal Government Affairs, Western Growers Association, will focus on labor issues.
  • Farm Foundation President Constance Cullman will moderate the discussion. After comments by the panelists, the floor will be opened for questions and discussion.

The Forum will be 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. EDT in the Holeman Lounge of the National Press Club, 519 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C. A free, live audiocast will also be available.

There is no charge to participate in the Sept. 13 Forum, but registration is requested.
Register HERE if you plan to attend the Forum in person at the National Press Club.
Register HERE to participate in the live audiocast. Audiocasting is made possible by a grant from Farm Credit.
Who should participate in the Forum: People with an interest in agricultural, food and rural policy, including members of Congress, congressional staff, executive branch officials, industry representatives, NGO representatives, academics and members of the media.

The Forum: Farm Foundation, NFP organizes these public forums to engage all stakeholders in informed dialogue on food, agricultural and rural policies. Participants examine current policies, explore and analyze alternative policy options, and give voice to new proposals.

Audio from the session will be posted on the Farm Foundation website. Presentations and audio files from past Forum sessions are also available at the website.

farm-foundation-logoFarm Foundation, NFP serves as a catalyst for sound public policy by providing objective information to foster a deeper understanding of issues shaping the future for agriculture, food systems and rural regions. The Foundation does not lobby or advocate. The Foundation’s 83-year reputation for objectivity allows it to bring together diverse stakeholders for discussions on economic and public policy issues.