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Don’t miss this outstanding lineup of speakers at the annual Agri-Pulse Ag & Food Policy Summit

WASHINGTON (AgPR) | You won’t want to miss the “must-attend” policy event of the year. Register now for the 2023 Agri-Pulse Ag & Food Policy Summit. Hear from industry experts as they discuss “Next-gen farm and food policy” on March 20. “This is a great opportunity to listen and learn about farm and food policy issues from some of the brightest minds in our industry,” said Sara Wyant, Agri-Pulse editor and founder. “The event is especially timely as lawmakers ramp up their efforts to write a new farm bill.” The summit will focus on the forward-looking ideas under development that will drive policy discussions for not only this year, but the decades ahead. We’ll visit with some of the diverse players who are trying to influence legislation and investment decisions. Plus, we will delve into the availability and sustainability of crucial resources like land, water and crop protection chemicals. View this year’s agenda here. Speakers include:

• Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture (invited) • House Ag Committee Chairman G.T. Thompson, R-Pa. (invited) • House Ag Committee Ranking Member David Scott, D-Ga. (invited) • Senate Ag Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich. (invited) • Senate Ag Ranking Member John Boozman, R-Ark. (invited) • Mitch Hora, founder and CEO, Continuum Ag • Val Lavigne, herdsman/secretary, Unc Brock Inc. and Dairy Promoter at Dairy Gal Val • Matt Fimon, chair, Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee, American Farm Bureau Federation • Christi Bland, secretary/treasurer, National Black Growers Council • Trenton Kissee, High Bar K Cattle Services, Muscogee (Creek) Nation • John Newton, Chief Economist, U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry • Gary Matteson, S.V.P., Beginning Farmer Programs and Outreach, Farm Credit Council • Joe Outlaw, Ph.D., regents fellow, professor and extension economist, Texas A&M University • Audre Kapacinskas, principal, S2G Ventures • Erika Thiem, chief supply chain officer and interim president and COO, Feeding America • Joby Young, executive vice president, American Farm Bureau Federation • David Chavern, president & CEO, Consumer Brands Association • Karl Anderson, president, Supporters of Agricultural Research Foundation (SARE) • Andy LaVigne, president & CEO, American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) • Bill Even, CEO, National Pork Board • Cathy Burns, CEO, International Fresh Produce Association • Steve Brazeel, founder, SunTerra Produce • Mark Nelson, vice chairman and executive vice president, Strategy, Policy & Development, Chevron • Tara Smith, deputy executive vice president, Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau, Inc. (CIRB) • Dan Christenson, Senior Director of Government Affairs, PepsiCo • Andrew Lentz, director of federal affairs for agriculture policy, Environmental Defense Fund • Chuck Conner, president, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) The summit offers both in-person and virtual attendance options. Be a part of the conversation and register here: Sponsors include: Platinum: National Council of Farmer Cooperatives Gold: American Farm Bureau Federation, Bayer, CHS, Curious Plot, Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative, Farm Credit, International Dairy Foods Association, John Deere, PepsiCo and Syngenta. Silver: Boehringer Ingelheim, Environmental Defense Fund, Nutrien and Stronger America Through Seafood. Bronze: Ag Council of America, American Sugar Alliance, CCI Marketing, Ducks Unlimited, EarthOptics, Farmer Mac, FGS Global, Nachurs Alpine Solutions, National Crop Insurance Services, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, National Milk Producers Federation and U.S. Dairy Export Council, National Pork Producers Council, Nationwide, Native American Agriculture Fund, Pivot Bio and Zoetis. Reception sponsors: CHS and Corn Refiners Association. About Agri-Pulse: Agri-Pulse is the most trusted source for farm and rural policy information. With offices in Washington, D.C. and Sacramento, Calif., and Camdenton, Mo. we provide a balanced perspective on a wide variety of issues including the farm bill, nutrition, trade, labor, food safety, water, environment, biotechnology, organic, conservation and crop insurance. Agri-Pulse publishes a subscription-only e-newsletter, the Agri-Pulse Daily Harvest early morning news summary, Agri-Pulse Daybreak, Agri-Pulse DriveTime podcast, Agri-Pulse Newsmakers and breaking news on


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