Closing News Conference of the American Farm Bureau 2017 Annual Convention with President Zippy Duvall.
Agri-Pulse, the nation’s leading source of farm and food policy information, plans to launch an in-depth editorial series next month, “The Seven Things You Should Know Before You Write the Next Farm Bill,” culminating in a Farm Bill Summit at the National Press Club on March 20.
Balancing Constitutional Rights and Environmental Goals
Establishment of a more normal economic relationship with Cuba has the pontential to foster additional growth in U.S.-Cuba agriculture trade. Under current sanctions, U.S. food and agriculture companies can legally export to Cuba. However, financing restrictions limit the ability of the U.S. industry to competitively serve the market. Join experts from USDA Economic Research Service and U.S. Grains Council as they discuss the past, present and possible future of U.S.-Cuba agricultural trade if trade with Cuba were normalized.
Congress is back in session and already talking about amending the tax code. Some of the proposed changes will help farm and ranch businesses and some will not. Attend this session to learn what is being considered and how it might impact your farm or ranch.
Is Your Family Headed for a Succession Train Wreck?
Your Economics Team Looks at the Farm Economy
Join a distinguished panel of Stan Barnes and William (Billy) Moore as we take a deep-dive into the impacts of the election, issues facing the President and Congress, and the implications for the first 100 days, months and years ahead.
Farm and Ranch Succession Planning - Key Concepts
Sustainability is a top topic, but what does sustainability actually mean? The term is used freely and represents a plethora of different ideas. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and gain insight into different approaches towards environmental stewardship, strength of business and opportunities for the future.
Opening News Conference of the American Farm Bureau 2017 Annual Convention with President Zippy Duvall.
With the advent of social media, every weather event, real or perceived, is now viewed through multiple sets of glasses, and reality can be bent to fit any given agenda. Ryan Martin is a highly regarded agricultural meteorologist who also is a licensed commodity broker and an originator of farmer soybeans. This presentation will include a full 2017 crop season forecast look from Ryan's very own forecast model.
Agricultural labor reform is in the middle of a very complex and political immigration debate.
Since its inception, the Extension Service has played a critical role in providing the transfer of knowledge, technical assistance and community building for farm and ranch families and their rural communities. Dr. Bonanno will share his outlook on changes to the role of Extension, the impacts of the rural vs. urban dynamic, capacity to meet evolving needs/demands and the role of extension in the future.
The farm bill impacts all areas of agriculture including nutrition programs, conservation, crop insurance and commodity support programs. Session attendees will hear from key Congressional staff on how the new administration is likely to shape the farm bill debate.
AFBF President Duvall's 2017 Annual Address Complete
The FDA has finalized the rules and is in the process of implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act. NASDA and their members will play a critical role in implementation and enforcement of FSMA on the farm.
Dr. Pat Westhoff has a long history in the policy analysis arena and an equally long career looking at crops markets both here and around the world.
Food animal producers have a long history as stewards of responsible antibiotic use. However, as of Jan. 2017, new FDA regulations will change how antibiotics are used in food animals, from pigs to honeybees. Join Dr. Wishnie to hear about how producers and veterinarians are addressing these changes on the farm.