2010 Farm Foundation Forums

January 1, 2010

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.

November 9, 2010 Obesity, Food and Agricultural Policy: What’s the Connection?
Mary Muth, RTI International
Jon Doggett, National Corn Growers Association
Michael Jacobson, Center for Science in the Public Interest


September 14, 2010 Budget Implications for the Next Farm Bill
Craig Jagger, Chief Economist, House Agriculture Committee
Patrick Westhoff, Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute
Ferd Hoefner of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

Keith Good has posted an unofficial transcript of the September 2010 Forum audio file on his Web site,
In his comments, Craig Jagger noted that a number of 2008 farm bill programs do not have funding after 2012. Here is a new study by Jim Monke at the Congressional Research Service on this issue.


May 4, 2010 Agricultural Trade Issues
Richard Fritz of Global Agri-Trends
David Abler of Pennsylvania State University
John Wainio of USDA’s Economic Research Service
Jean-Philipe Gervais of North Carolina State University


March 2, 2010 Finance and Credit Issues in Agriculture and Food Industries: What’s Ahead for 2010
Paul Ellinger of the University of Illinois,
Joe Brasher of First State Bank, Sharon, Tenn.,
Bob Frazee of Mid-Atlantic Farm Credit,
Cornelius Gallagher, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and
Jeff Conrad, Hancock Agricultural Investment Group.


February 2, 2010 Feeding the World: Where Do We Begin?
 Gale Buchanan, lead author of the CAST study, Agricultural Productivity Studies for the Future,
Johanna Nesseth, Vice President for Strategic Planning, Center for Science & International Studies
Jonathan Bryant, Managing Director, BASF Plant Science, LLC

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