USDA Chief Economist Seth Meyer headlines KC Ag Outlook Forum

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2021 – The Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City and Agri-Pulse Communications are pleased to announce that USDA Chief Economist Seth Meyer will be one of the keynote speakers for the 2022 Ag Outlook Forum. The event will be held on September 26 at the Marriott in downtown Kansas City.


“During these uncertain times with so much volatility and disruption around the globe, it will be great to have an update on production and markets from Dr. Seth Meyer,” said Sara Wyant, Agri-Pulse founder and editor.


The event will offer a full day of presentations and panel discussions on the farm economy, impacts from the war in Ukraine, and more. Other speakers include:

· Kip Tom, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture and chief of the U.S. Mission to the UN Agencies in Rome

· Daniel Whitley, Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA

· Dr. Kanlaya Barr, Director of Corporate Economics, John Deere

· Erin Borror, Economist, U.S. Meat Export Federation

· Christine Cochran, President & CEO, SNAC International

· Nate Kauffman, Vice President & Omaha Branch Executive, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

· Kathy Nelson, President & CEO, Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation

· Arlan Suderman, Chief Commodities Economist, StoneX Group Inc.

· Dr. Spiro Stefanou, Administrator, Economic Research Service, USDA


The program and registration are available here.

The event will follow all state and local directives and health measures. Review the COVID-19 guidelines for the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.

Sponsors of the 2022 Ag Outlook Forum include:

Platinum: FCS Financial and Farm Credit Services of America.

Gold: Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Kansas Corn and Missouri Corn; Kansas Farm Bureau and Missouri Farm Bureau; John Deere; National Crop Insurance Services; and Woodruff.

Silver: Adfarm; Husch Blackwell; Kansas Department of Agriculture; and MFA Incorporated.

Bronze: Corteva; Dairy Farmers of America; Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative; Farm Journal; Farmer Mac; Farmers National Company; Kansas Livestock Association; Kansas State Master of Agribusiness; Livestock Marketing Association; Missouri Soybeans; and University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food & National Resources.

About Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc.: 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 www.Agri-Pulse.com.


About the Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City: Members of the Agricultural Business Council include over 350 individuals associated with the food and agribusiness sector. Agribusiness continues to be one of the largest business sectors in the Kansas City region, accounting for 8 percent of the workforce and contributing 22 percent of the gross regional product. www.agbizkc.com

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