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Commodity Luncheons

USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum

Friday, February 22

Sugar & Sweeteners Luncheon
Moderator: Barbara Fecso, Economist, Dairy and Sweeteners Analysis Group, Farm Service Agency, USDA, Washington, DC

Buffering Wide Swings in the NAFTA Sugar Market
Speaker: Mike Gorrell, Imperial Sugar Company, Port Wentworth, GA

Fruits & Vegetable Luncheon
Moderator: Bill Hoffman, Program and Analysis Officer, Office of the Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA, Washington, DC

Walmart: Local and Sustainable Produce
Speaker: Dorn Wenninger, Vice President Produce and Floral, Wal-Mart, Washington, DC

Grains & Oilseeds Luncheon
Moderator: Steven Koenig, Senior Economist, Regulatory Policy, Farm Credit Administration, McLean, VA

U.S. Farmland Values: Is this Cycle Different?
Jason R. Henderson, Vice-President and Branch Executive, Omaha Branch, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Omaha, NE

Livestock & Dairy Luncheon
Moderator: Joy Harwood, Director of Economic and Policy Staff, Farm Service Agency, USDA, Washington, DC

Forages Outlook: Is the Game Changing with Drought, High Feed and Commodity Prices, and Ag Policy?
Speaker: Robin Newell, National Alfalfa and Forage Alliance Board Member, DuPont Pioneer, Johnston, IA

Cotton & Fibers
Moderator: Kevin Latner, Executive Director, Cotton Council International, Washington, DC

Sustainability in the U.S. and Global Cotton Supply Chains
Speaker: Bill M. Norman, Vice president for Technical Services, National Cotton Council, Cordova, TN