USDA Announces Details of the 2021 Agricultural Outlook Forum Program

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first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE By Ashley Davenport – Jan 12, 2021 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced details of the 97th annual Agricultural Outlook Forum, which will be held virtually on February 18-19, 2021.The 2021 Forum, themed “Building on Innovation: A Pathway to Resilience,” will focus on the central role science and innovation have played in helping the agricultural sector overcome challenges and build resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.The Forum’s program will begin with a presentation by USDA’s new Chief Economist, Dr. Seth Meyer, on the Department’s outlook for U.S. commodity markets and trade for 2021 and the U.S. farm income situation. A keynote address by the incoming Agriculture Secretary, presentations by Congressional leaders, and a session on genetic literacy are also scheduled for the morning on the first day of the Forum.In addition, the program will cover five key areas:Supply Chain ResilienceCommodity Market OutlooksFood Price and Farm Income OutlooksS. Trade and the Global Market PlaceManaging Risk and Ensuring SustainabilityInnovation, Technology, and ProductivityThe 2021 Forum is expected to bring together more than 3,000 participants from the U.S. and around the world, including producers, processors, policymakers, government officials, and nongovernmental organizations. The Forum’s program includes more than 30 sessions and 100 expert speakers.Registration for the Forum is free but required to attend the Forum sessions. To register, visit the 2021 Agricultural Outlook Forum website. Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Announces Details of the 2021 Agricultural Outlook Forum Program USDA Announces Details of the 2021 Agricultural Outlook Forum Program SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleISDA Focused on Adding Value to Indiana Grown Products on the HAT Tuesday PodcastNext articleNew Online Purdue Course Looks at Hemp as a Crop and Product Ashley Davenportlast_img

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