2016 Farm Foundation Forums

January 1, 2016

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. 30, 2016 – The Next Farm Bill: What are the Agendas?
Moderator: Farm Foundation President Constance Cullman
Panel Members:
Chuck Conner, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
Scott Faber, Environmental Working Group
Daren Bakst, Heritage Foundation

Oct. 19, 2016 – Food and Agriculture Platforms of the Presidential Candidates
Representing the Trump Campaign: Sam Clovis, Co-Chair of the Campaign
Representing the Clinton Campaign: Kathleen Merrigan, Former Deputy Secretary of Agriculture
Discussion was moderated by Farm Foundation President Constance Cullman
To view video of the Forum from Farm Journal’s Ag Day Television, CLICK HERE.

Sept. 13, 2016 – Food and Agriculture Priorities for the Next Administration
Craig Thorn, DTB Associates
Daniella Taveau, King and Spalding
Dan Keppen, Family Farm Alliance
Ken Barbic, Western Growers Association

July 13, 2016 – What Brexit Means for the Global Food System
Benno van der Laan, Van der Laan Consulting/Greenhouse Communications
John Dardis, Glanbia
Michael Dwyer, U.S. Grains Council.

April 18, 2016 – The Cost of Poverty in Rural America
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack
Jason Henderson, Purdue University
Bill Bynum, Hope Enterprise Corporation/Hope Credit Union

Jan. 20, 2016 – Antibiotic Use in Humans and Animals
This Farm Foundation Forum took a broad look at the issue of antimicrobial resistance in both humans and animals. Panel members examined issues and actions in animal health, human health, the retail/market sector and the public policy arena, including what those actions mean domestically and globally.
Terry Coffey, Smithfield Foods
Steve Solomon, Global Public Health Consulting
Jerome Lyman, McDonald’s Corporation, retired
Kathy Talkington, Pew Charitable Trusts

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