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2019 Agricultural Outlook Forum
Growing Locally, Selling Globally

Thursday, February 21, 2019
8:00a.m. Welcome: Deputy Secretary Steve Censky
8:10a.m. 2019 Agricultural Economic & Foreign Trade Outlook: Chief Economist Robert Johansson (Speech Slides)
8:45a.m. Keynote Address: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, Canada Minister of Agriculture Lawrence MacAulay, Mexico Secretary of Agriculture Victor Villalobos Arambula
10:15a.m. Plenary Panel
Food Prices & Farm Income Outlooks Selling Globally Innovation in Ag Trends in Agriculture & Food Markets Growing Locally
1:45p.m. US Food Markets: Trends and Outlook
(Salon 4)
Agriculture in the Current U.S. Trade Agenda
(Salon 3)
Biotechnology and the Regulatory Landscape
(Salon 1 & 2)
Geospatial Analysis in the Wake of Disaster
(Salon 5 & 6)
Infrastructure for a Growing Rural Community
(Salon J & K)
3:45p.m. The State of the Farm Economy
(Salon 4)
Driving Forces in Global Trade
(Salon 3)
Conservation Practices and Policies
(Salon 1 & 2)
Food Labeling Trends and Policy
(Salon 5 & 6)
  Science Solutions to Labor Challenges
(Salon J & K)
6:30p.m. Dinner Speaker
Friday, February 22, 2019
8:00a.m. Morning Kickoff: Trade Mitigation
Linking Products to Consumers Farm Policy Innovation in Ag Commodity Outlooks Commodity Outlooks
9:15a.m. School Lunch and Breakfast: Helping America’s Children Get a Fresh Start
(Salon J & K)
Outlook for Agricultural Risk Mitigation
(Salon 5 & 6)
Cellular Agriculture
(Salon 4)
Grains and Oilseeds Outlook
(Salon 3)
Sugar Outlook
(Salon 1 & 2)
11:00a.m. Ag Transportation, Linking Producers to Consumers
(Salon 1 & 2)
Farm Policy Here and Abroad
(Salon 4)
Blockchain and Traceability
(Salon 5 & 6)
Cotton Outlook
(Salon J & K)
Livestock and Poultry Outlook
(Salon 3)
Luncheons
1:00p.m. Cotton & Fibers
(Salon J & K)
Sugar & Sweeteners
(Salon 1 & 2)
State Agricultural Issues
(Salon 4)
Grains & Oilseeds
(Salon 3)
Livestock & Poultry
(Salon 5 & 6)
Forest Management Ag Trade Information & Data Commodity Outlooks Commodity Outlooks
2:45p.m. Wildfires: Planning, Shared Stewardship and Community Protection
(Salon J & K)
Japan: The Market for Agricultural Trade
(Salon 3)
The Value of Economic Information
(Salon 4)
Dairy Outlook
(Salon 1 & 2)
Organic Outlook
(Salon 5 & 6)

For More Information, please contact: Mirvat Sewadeh at 202-720-5447

USDA - U.S. Department of Agriculture