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Last Updated: 10/18/2017

Annual Agriculture Conference

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The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago held its Annual Agriculture Conference on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. This conference informed and bring together those interested in issues surrounding agricultural trade and the global economy. A Chicago Fed Letter is available that summarizes the sessions at the conference.

Tuesday, 11/28/17
8:00 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
David B.  Oppedahl, Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
9:15 AM
Session I: Trends in Agricultural Trade and Drivers of Global Demand for Agricultural Products
C. Parr Rosson, Professor and Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University
Katherine R.  Baylis, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
10:30 AM
10:45 AM
Session II: The Evolution of U.S. Agricultural Trade Policy and the Impacts of Trade Barriers
Joseph W. Glauber, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute
Peyton Ferrier, Economist, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
12:00 PM
Charles L. Evans, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Keynote Speaker
Tom Vilsack, President and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Dairy Export Council and former Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture
1:30 PM
Session III: Agricultural Trade’s Exposure to Deteriorating Infrastructure
Scott J. Sigman, Transportation and Export Infrastructure Lead, Illinois Soybean Association
2:15 PM
2:30 PM
Session IV: Panel Discussion – How Will the Midwest Economy and Agriculture Adjust to Changing Trade Patterns?
Philip I. Levy, Senior Fellow on the Global Economy, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
James Hansen, Senior Agricultural Economist, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Ernest P. Goss, Professor and Jack MacAllister Chair in Regional Economics, Creighton University
Steven Elmore, Chief Economist, Agriculture Division, DowDuPont
4:00 PM
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