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2020 Agricultural Outlook Forum
The Innovation Imperative:
Shaping the Future of Agriculture

Thursday, February 20, 2020
8:00a.m. Welcome: Deputy Secretary Steve Censky
8:10a.m. 2020 Agricultural Economic & Foreign Trade Outlook: Chief Economist Robert Johansson
8:45a.m. Keynote & Fireside Chat: Secretary Sonny Perdue and Ag Futurist
10:15a.m. Plenary Panel: Innovation as a Solution for Farmers
Food Prices & Farm Income Outlooks U.S. Trade & The Global Market Place New Frontiers in Agriculture Managing Risk & Ensuring Sustainability Rural Economy
1:45p.m. Food Price Outlook
Black Sea Grain Export Market
Hemp Market Prospects
Preparing for Disaster & Drought Resilience and Recovery
Filling Infrastructure and Workforce Development Gaps to Spur Innovation in Rural Communities
3:45p.m. The State of the Farm Economy
China at a Crossroad
Data Changes Everything: Innovation Overcoming Challenges to Data Sharing, Estimates, and Access
Mitigating Production Risk During Extreme Weather Conditions
  From Heirs Property to High-Tech: Economic Issues Facing Beginning, Minority, and Other Underserved Farmers and Ranchers
6:30p.m. Dinner Speaker: “Innovation Imperative”
Friday, February 21, 2019
8:30a.m. Feeding the World through Innovation
Commodity Outlook U.S. Trade & The Global Market Place Science and Technology Managing Risk & Ensuring Sustainability Commodity Outlooks
10:00a.m. Grains and Oilseeds Outlook
African Swine Fever Global Disruption and USDA Response Initiative Market
Beyond the Impossible: Science Supporting Food Safety Policy Making and Consumers
USDA’s Agriculture Innovation Agenda: Positioning the Sector for Success
Sugar Outlook
Luncheons
12:00p.m. Cotton & Fibers
Sugar & Sweeteners
Specialty Crops
Grains & Oilseeds
Livestock & Poultry
1:45p.m. Cotton Outlook
U.S. Agricultural Trade Agenda
New Food Technology: What's in a Name?
Partnerships and Priorities on Water Conservation
Livestock and Poultry Outlook
3:45p.m. Organic Outlook
Preserving the Integrity of Agricultural Research, Innovation, and Trade
Food and Nutrition Service; Serving America for 50 Years
Food Loss and Waste
Dairy Outlook



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

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