Next Farm Foundation® Forum to Focus on Global Ag Trade Outlook

Free virtual event will take place on February 23, 2021

OAK BROOK, Ill.—Farm Foundation®, an accelerator of practical solutions for agriculture, will host its next Forum, Ag Trade: Outlook on Global Markets and Negotiations, on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. CST. This moderated panel will include discussion with agricultural economists and trade experts with a broad view of the implications of global market conditions for commodities, equipment and other agricultural goods and services. The panel includes:

  • Kanlaya Barr, Senior Economist, John Deere
  • Gregg Doud, Immediate Past Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
  • Cassandra Kuball, Vice President, Michael Torrey Associates
  • Sharon Sydow, Senior Economist in the Office of the Chief Economist, USDA

Chris Clayton, Ag Policy Editor for DTN/The Progressive Farmer, will serve as moderator. Discussion is expected to highlight the most recent focus areas of U.S. ag trade negotiations while also examining how global market conditions and trade negotiations might evolve in the coming years.

“Global markets and trade are at a moment of transformation, and the outcome of trade negotiations has never been more important to U.S. food and agriculture stakeholders,” said Shari Rogge-Fidler, President and CEO of Farm Foundation, “The Forum’s diverse experts will advance our understanding of the challenges that global markets and trade negotiations present to U.S food and agriculture systems.”

This event is being held virtually and is free to attend, but registration is required. Farmers, ranchers, government officials and staff, industry representatives, food and agribusiness leaders, NGO representatives, academics, students in agricultural disciplines and members of the media are all encouraged to attend. Register at

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