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USDA Agriculture Outlook Forum

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, February 24, 2017 - 5:00pm

The United States Department of Agriculture's 93rd Agricultural Outlook Forum will take place February 23-24, 2017 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, VA. The theme will be "A New Horizon: The Future of Agriculture." The Organic Trade Association's CEO Laura Batcha and Farm Policy Director Nate Lewis will both be speaking. Registration is now open!


TRACK: Marketing and Consumer Driven Practices | 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Session 20 : Marketing-driven Changes in Agricultural Production

Moderator: Laura Batcha, Executive Director, Organic Trade Association

Topic 1: Slow-growing Chickens
Speaker: Bruce Stewart-Brown, Sr. VP Food Safety and Quality, Perdue Farms 

Topic 2: Antibiotic-free Animal Agriculture
Speaker: George Siemon, Chief Executive Officer, Organic Valley

Topic 3: Elimination of Gestation Crates for Hogs
Speaker: Stewart Leeth, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer, Smithfield