Thursday, January 14, 2021

Registration open for March 22-24 AgriPulse Ag & Food Policy Summit; free admission with news-media credentials

Registration is now open for the AgriPulse 2021 Ag & Food Policy Summit, to be held March 22-24. The virtual event will feature three half-day sessions on the theme of "Climate Risks, Rewards and Uncertainties." Admission is free with press credentials.

"President-elect Joe Biden made action on climate change a key part of his campaign platform and has pledged to focus on climate in every federal agency. He’s not alone," said Agri-Pulse founder and Editor Sara Wyant in the event announcement. "Major food companies are already making carbon commitments and expecting farmers and supply chains to comply with a focus on sustainable and regenerative practices. Yet, there are a lot of different factors involved with getting the science, the economics and the cultural factors to align in a way that produces measurable and valuable outcomes."

The discussions will focus on research needs, potential costs, carbon payments, federal policy options, proposed regulatory changes and more. Invited speakers include:
  • Tom Vilsack, President-elect Biden's choice for Agriculture secretary
  • Zippy Duvall, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation
  • Chuck Conner of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
  • Elizabeth Gore of the Environmental Defense Fund
  • Rob Larew of the National Farmers Union
Click here for more information, including a longer list of invited speakers, or to register for the event.

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