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United States Department of Agriculture

2015 Agricultural Outlook Forum, Smart Agriculture in the twenth-first Century, A Discussion on Innovation, Biotechnology, and Big Data, February 19 to 20, 2015, Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, Arlington, Virginia

  Welcome 2015 U.S. Agricultural &
Foreign Trade Outlooks
Opening Remarks & Plenary Webcast      
  Photo: Krysta Harden, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Photo: Robert Johansson , Deputy Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Agriculture      

Krysta Harden
Deputy Secretary
of Agriculture

Robert Johansson
Acting Chief Economist
Speech / Slides




Roundtable Discussion
on Agriculture

Food, Foreign Policy & International Order        

Photo: Secretary Tom Vilsack

photo: Phil Hogan, European commissioner of Agriculture & Rural Development

Photo: Richard N. Haass


Tom Vilsack
Secretary of Agriculture

Phil Hogan
European Commissioner of Agriculture & Rural Development

Richard N. Haass
Council on Foreign Relations



Plenary Panel — A Discussion on Innovation, Biotechnology, and Big Data - Transcript

Photo: Dr. Greg Wegis, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Monsanto Company Photo: Mary Kay Thatcher, Senior Director, Congressional Relations, American Farm Bureau Photo: Corey Reed, Senior Vice President, Intelligent Solutions Group  

Robert T. Fraley
Executive Vice President &
Chief Technology Officer
Monsanto Company

Mary Kay Thatcher
Senior Director
Congressional Relations
American Farm Bureau

Corey J. Reed
Senior Vice President
Deere & Company


Dinner Speaker

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment
Partnership (T-TIP): Unlocking Economic Opportunity
and Advancing American
Leadership in Agriculture


Photo: Ambassador Darci Vetter, Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the United States Trade Repreentative

Ambassador Darci Vetter
Chief Agriculture Negotiator
Office of the United States
Trade Representative