The U.S. Department of Agriculture will open the 89th annual Agricultural Outlook Forum, entitled, Managing Risk in the 21st Century, at 8 a.m. today.
The Agricultural Outlook Forum is one of the industry's preeminent annual conferences. USDA has hosted the conference since 1923 to provide farmers and ranchers, government, and agribusinesses with sound information for decision-making.
A full broadcast will be posted after 6 p.m. at www.usda.gov/oce/forum
Here is the agenda:
8 a.m.: Welcome: Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan
8:05 a.m.: Chief Economist Joseph Glauber: Agricultural Economic & Foreign Trade Outlooks. Presentation will be available online at 8:05 a.m. at www.usda.gov/oce/forum
8:30 a.m.: Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack: Keynote Address. Speech transcript will be posted online later in day at www.usda.gov/newsroom
9 a.m.: Former Sen. Thomas A. Daschle, Senior Policy Advisor, DLA Piper: Plowing Ahead: Farming, Food Security, and the Future
10:30 a.m.: Panel: Managing Risk in Today’s Markets, Moderated by Mike Adams, AgriTalk Radio Host; Bryan T. Durkin, Chief Operating Officer, CME Group; David Baudler, President, Cargill AgHorizons; Scott H. Irwin, Agricultural Marketing, University of Illinois