14th Annual Agricultural Outlook and Policy Conference
The Center for Agricultural and Natural Resource Policy at the University of Maryland, College Park, with the assistance of experts from the U.S. House and Senate, University of Missouri's Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute, GeoGrain, and Maryland Farm Bureau, presented an Agricultural Outlook and Policy Conference on Thursday, at the Double Tree Hotel in Annapolis, Maryland.
Our aim was to focus on the most important issues confronting agriculture in the next year and beyond, especially ones whose complexity requires information and analysis beyond that available in popular media outlets.
Commodity Price Prospects for 2013, Kevin McNew, President, GeoGrain
The Impact of Biofuels Mandates on Grain and Oilseed Market, Wyatt Thompson, University of Missouri Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute
The Effect of the New Septic Bill in Maryland, Dr. Dave Newburn, University of Maryland, AREC
Impacts of the PVPA as Monsanto’s Roundup Ready Patent Expires, Paul Goeringer, Center for Agricultural and Natural Resource Policy
Value of Agriculture in Maryland, Dr. Lori Lynch, Center for Agricultural and Natural Resource Policy
2013 Maryland Legislative Update, Valerie Connelly, Director of Government Relations, Maryland Farm Bureau
Subsidies and Freeriders, Sebastien Houde, University of Maryland, AREC
UMD and MDA Partnership, Steve Connelly, Marketing Services, Maryland Department of Agriculture
2013 Farm Bill Update: What’s Next for the Senate? Anne Hazlett, Republican Chief Counsel to U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, under Ranking Member Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi
2013 Farm Bill Update: What’s Next for the House? Bart Fischer, Chief Economist to the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture under Chairman Frank D. Lucas of Oklahoma