Aug 8, 2023
Farm Foundation schedules virtual farm bill forum

An upcoming forum on the 2023 Farm Bill will provide attendees an updated forecast into current factors and likely policy outcomes.

On Tuesday, Sept. 26, the two-hour Zoom presentation is scheduled to provide an overview into what is shaping the next farm bill and what observers expect to develop out of farm bill discussions.


The forum will include an opportunity for the audience to participate in a live Q&A with the panelists, according to a news release.

Moderator and presenter Jonathan Coppess, director of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Gardner Agriculture Policy Program and associate professor of law and policy, will host the roundtable of panelists who will include:

  • John Newton, chief economist with the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry and Round Table Fellow.
  • Joe Outlaw. a Regents Fellow, professor and Extension economist with Texas A&M.
  • Emily Pliscott, an economist/senior policy analyst with the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture.

Farm Foundation forums are designed to engage a full range of stakeholders in informed dialogue on timely food, agricultural and rural policy issues. In the public forums, participants examine and discuss current issues, explore and analyze solutions, and give voice to new ideas.

Farmers, ranchers, food and agribusiness leaders, government officials and staff, industry representatives, non-governmental organizations representatives, academics, students in agricultural disciplines, and the media are encouraged to attend.

While there is no cost to participate in the forum, registration is required. The forum is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Central Time.

Farm Foundation is an agricultural policy institute cultivating dynamic non-partisan collaboration to meet society’s needs for food, fiber, feed and energy. Since 1933, the Oak Brook, Illinois, organization has connected leaders in farming, business, academia, organizations and government through proactive, rigorous debate and objective issue analysis. The organization was created in by Alexander Legge, president of International Harvester, and former Illinois Governor Frank Lowden. The organization’s purpose is to foster productive and balanced dialogue and collaboration in agriculture.

More information is available here.

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