2007 Farm Foundation Forums

January 1, 2007

Washington, D.C.

Speakers for each Forum are listed along with a link to their presentation if it is available. Also provided is a link to the audio file of each Forum.

December 11, 2007 Land Use Issues
Dr. Adesoji Adelaja, Michigan State University
Gary Baise, Kilpatrick Stockton

November 14, 2007 U.S. Farm Policy and Trade Impacts
Laurent Javaudin, Delegation of the European Commission to the United States
Parr Rosson, Texas A&M University
David Blandford, Penn State University.

October 16, 2007 Economic Development in Rural America
Tom Dorr, USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development
Brian Dabson, Rural Policy Research Institute
Tom Stenson, Farmer Mac

May 15, 2007 Organic Food Issues in the Farm Bill
Caren Wilcox, Organic Trade Association
Mark Lipson, Organic Farming Research Foundation

April 17, 2007 Energy issues in the Farm Bill
Bob Dinneen, Renewable Fuels Association
Bart Ruth, 25X’25
Al Mannato, American Petroleum Institute
Becky Doyle, Hickory Grove Pork Farm

March 13, 2007 Alternatives to the Farm Bill
Robert Thompson, University of Illinois, and
Ken McCauley, National Corn Growers Association

February 14, 2007 Rural Development Issues in the Farm Bill
Tom Dorr, USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development
Charles Fluharty, RUPRI

January 17, 2007 Specialty Crop Issues in the 2007 Farm Bill
John Keeling, National Potato Council
Tom O’Brien of Thelen Reid Brown Raysman and Steiner, representing the American Nursery and Landscape Association
Robert Guenther, United Fresh Produce Association

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