Understanding the EU Farm to Fork Strategy and Its Implications for U.S. Agriculture

April 27, 2021

Via Zoom

Watch the recording of the April 2021 Farm Foundation Forum.

Understanding the EU Farm to Fork Strategy and Its Implications for U.S. Agriculture took place via Zoom on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. CT.

The EU Farm to Fork Strategy is at the heart of the European Green Deal and its ambitious agenda to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. With a series of policy recommendations focused on creating a sustainable food system from end to end, this strategy will have ripple effects throughout the food and agricultural value chain not just in Europe, but around the world.

What does this mean for global food security and agricultural trade, and what might the implications be for U.S. agriculture specifically? Listen to our panel of experts to advance your understanding of these policies and their potential impacts:

Bill Bryant

Chairman, Bryant Christie Inc.
Farm Foundation Trade Advisory Committee Member

Tassos Haniotis

Director – Strategy, Simplification and Policy Analysis, Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission

Alan Hardacre
Director of Public Affairs, CropLife Europe

Marta Messa
Director, Slow Food Europe

Jayson Beckman
Senior Economist, USDA Economic Research Service

Maros Ivanic
Agricultural Economist, USDA Economic Research Service

Haniotis, Hardacre and Messa provided commentary and analysis of the European agricultural policy agenda. Beckman and Ivanic, co-authors of the report, “Economic and Food Security Impacts of Agricultural Input Reduction Under the European Union Green Deal’s Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies,” discussed their recent analysis and provided context to understand the impact to the U.S.

Farmers, ranchers, government officials and staff, industry representatives, food and agribusiness leaders, NGO representatives, academics, researchers, students in agricultural disciplines and members of the media are all encouraged to view the Forum.

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The slides from the Forum are available by clicking the button below. Please note that not all presenters shared slides, and not all slides are available for download as some of the content is awaiting formal publication. For the most complete understanding of the content of the Forum, please view the recording.

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View the Follow-up Q&A

The original Forum audience submitted so many exceptional questions that we were only able to address a few during the allotted time of the original broadcast. We were grateful to panelists Tassos Haniotis, Alan Hardacre and Marta Messa for spending an additional hour with us in an hour-long follow-up session to dig into some of those questions. Watch the additional Q&A session for even more rich discussion about the EU Farm to Fork Strategy.

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