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Jan. 29 Texas Ag Forum to feature farm bill discussions

published: January 19th 2018
by: Blair Fannin
source: Texas AgriLife Today

AUSTIN – Agricultural policy and political considerations for the new farm bill will highlight the Jan. 29 Texas Ag Forum at the Hilton Austin Airport, 9515 Hotel Drive in Austin.

The forum, scheduled from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., will feature experts from all major commodities providing both policy and market outlook projections.

Agricultural policy and political considerations for the new farm bill will highlight the Jan. 29 Texas Ag Forum at the Hilton Austin Airport. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)

“For more than 30 years, the Texas Ag Forum has provided policy and market outlook for Texas agricultural producers and commodity leaders providing informative analysis,” said Dr. Joe Outlaw, Texas Ag Forum secretary and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist, College Station. “Several major policy issues will be at the forefront of discussion in Austin as the next farm bill is debated.” 

Scheduled speakers and topics include: 

– Dr. Pat Westhoff, Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute director, University of Missouri, outlook on commodity price trends. 

– Dr. Luis Ribera, AgriLife Extension economist and director of the Center for North American Studies, College Station, Texas agricultural trade update and outlook.

– Dr. Scott Brown, agricultural markets and policy economist, University of Missouri, livestock, dairy market and policy outlook. 

– Dr. Henry Bryant, Agricultural and Food Policy Center economist at Texas A&M University, modeling tools and capabilities.

Advanced registration, coordinated by the Texas Agricultural Cooperative Council, is $125 and covers attendance and meals. To register, call 512-450-0555. Same day registration is $150.

The Texas Ag Forum is an association of agricultural leaders and representatives from across the Texas food and fiber system. It was founded more than 30 years ago to provide a forum for open and public discussion of problems and emerging issues in agriculture. It is a stakeholder-driven program in partnership with AgriLife Extension.



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