USDA Announces Speakers for
the 2014 Agricultural Outlook Forum
The U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) TODAY announced speakers for the 2014 Agricultural
Outlook Forum, "The Changing Face of Agriculture," to be
held from Feb. 20-21 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, Arlington, VA.
Agriculture Secretary Tom
Vilsack will moderate two general session panels on the Future of Agriculture.
Among the speakers, panelists are Cathy Burns, President of the
Produce Marketing Association; Michael O'Gorman, Executive Director of
the Farmer Veteran Coalition; Greg Wegis, who operates a 17,600-acre
vegetable and nut farm in California; Joseph Glauber, USDA's Chief
Economist; Michael Froman, U.S. Trade Representative; and Dr. Roger
Clemens – Chief Scientific Officer for ETHorn and Adjunct Professor of
Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences at USC, Los Angeles, CA. There will
also be 95 experts in breakout sessions.
USDA's first release of
preliminary data from the new Census of Agriculture will occur at the Forum;
panelists will cover the latest information on land tenure and demographic and
USDA has hosted the Agricultural Outlook Forum
since 1923 to provide farmers and ranchers, government, and agribusinesses with
sound information for decision-making. Attendees are expected to include
members of farm organizations, food and fiber firms, academia, foreign
governments, and the news media.
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