2008 Farm Foundation Forums

January 1, 2008

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.

Nov. 18, 2008 What the financial/credit crisis means to the agriculture and food industries
Joe Brasher, First State Bank, Sharon, Tenn.
Cornelius Gallagher, Bank of America
Paul Ellinger, University of Illinois
Paul Marsh, Prudential Agricultural Investments
Bob Frazee, Mid-Atlantic Farm Credit- Remarks; PowerPoint

October 7, 2008 Agriculture/Food/Rural Policy Platforms of the Presidential Candidates
John Block, representing John McCain
James Webster, representing Barack Obama


September 16, 2008 Issues Rural Residents Face in Accessing Health Insurance
Mark Rukavina, The Access Project
Karen Pollitz, Health Policy Institute, Georgetown University
Grace-Marie Turner, Galen Institute


July 23, 2008 What’s Driving Food Prices?
Wallace Tyner, Purdue University
Christopher Hurt, Purdue University
Philip Abbott, Purdue University
Brad Lubben, University of Nebraska
Click here to read the full report and link to MP3 files from the Forum

June 3, 2008 Perspectives on the Farm Bill from Outside the Beltway
Jay Armstrong, Kansas wheat producer
Barry Flinchbaugh, Kansas State University
John Hardin, Indiana hog and grain producer


May 6, 2008 Food Safety: Communicating with Consumers
William Hallman, Food Policy Institute, Rutgers University
Christopher Waldrop, Consumer Federation of America
Jenny Scott, Grocery Manufacturers Association
Neal Hooker, Ohio State University


April 8, 2008 The Lifecycle Carbon Footprint of Biofuels
Bruce McCarl of Texas A&M University;
Brooke Coleman, New Fuels Alliance
Laurent Javaudin, Delegation of the European Commission to the United States


March 4, 2008 Factors and Impacts of U.S. Food Price Increases
Ephriam Leibtag, USDA Economic Research Service
Sophie Milam, Bread for the World
Scott Faber, GMA/FPA
Jon Doggett, National Corn Growers Association


February 5, 2008 Biofuels Policy, Development and Land Use
Wallace Tyner, Purdue University
Tim Warman, National Wildlife Federation

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