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Agriculture as a Producer and Consumer of Energy - Plenary Session Presentations

Below are summaries of presentations made during the plenary sessions of the June 2004 conference, Agriculture as a Producer and Consumer of Energy. The conference was sponsored by Farm Foundation and USDA's OFfice of Energy Policy and New Uses.

Thursday, June 24
Opening session
Welcome,  Steve Halbrook, Farm Foundation

Conference Objectives, Keith Collins, USDA

New Policies for Energy Development,  Secretary of Agriculture Ann M. Veneman

Commissioned Papers
Agriculture as a Producer of Energy,  Vernon Eidman, University of Minnesota
Agriculture as a Consumer of Energy,  John Miranowski, Iowa State University
Energy System Integration: How Does Energy from Agriculture Fit into the U.S. Energy System,  Otto Doering, Purdue University

Luncheon
Charting a New Energy Future
C. Boyden Gray, Energy Future Coalition

Friday, June 25
Commissioned Paper
Current Outlook for Energy Production and Consumption
 Kevin Lindemer, Irving Oil Ltd.

Industry Panel
Bob Stallman, American Farm Bureau Federation
Bob Dinneen, Renewable Fuels Association
 Steve Wilson, CF Industries
 Doug Boylan, Southern Company

Conference Summary,  Roger Conway, USDA

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