Monday, November 12, 2012

Farm Foundation forum, online at 9 am Wed., looks at election's impact on farm, food and rural policy

“What the 2012 Elections Mean for Agriculture, Food and Rural Policies" will be the topic of the next Farm Foundation forum, to be held in Washington and webcast Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. EST.

The panelists will be lobbyist Craig Jagger of Legis Consulting; Ferd Hoefner, policy director of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition; Robert Paarlberg, professor of political science at Wellesley College; Christopher Waldrop, director of the Consumer Federation of America's Food Policy Institute; Erik Johnston, associate legislative director for agriculture and rural affairs at the National Association of Counties; and John Hardin, an Indiana farmer.

The forum will be held without charge at the National Press Club. Because of the increased interest, it will be webcast and archived for replay, says the foundation's Mary Thompson. To register to attend or view the webcast, click here.

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