'Energy Issues in the Farm Bill'
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discuss world agricultural economy and public policy
[April 10, 2007]
OAK BROOK -- Farm Foundation invites your
participation in the 2007
Farm Bill Forum on April 17. The topic will be "Energy Issues in
the Farm Bill," with opening remarks by Bob Dinneen of the Renewable
Fuels Association, Bart Ruth of 25x'25 and Al Mannato of the
American Petroleum Institute. The floor will then be opened for
discussion, moderated by Charlie Stenholm.
This forum will be in the Franklin Room of the Four Points by
Sheraton, 1201 K St. NW, Washington, D.C. Please note the change
Why the 2007 Farm Bill Forum: Food and
agricultural policy is at a crucial crossroad. Federal budgets
have moved from surplus to deficit. The increasing integration
of the world agricultural economy presents challenges in trade,
food safety, animal health and food security. More citizens and
interest groups are actively working to influence agricultural
and food policy issues. Farm Foundation is organizing a series
of public forums to engage all stakeholders in informed dialogue
on food, agricultural and rural policies.
How the forum operates: The forum is a vehicle for all
stakeholders to discuss food, agricultural and rural policies.
Meeting participants examine current policies, explore and
analyze alternative policy proposals, and give voice to new
proposals. Speakers provide brief topic summaries, with the
majority of time devoted to discussion.
Who should participate: People with an interest in
agricultural and food policy, including members of Congress,
congressional staff, executive branch officials, industry
representatives, nongovernmental organization representatives
and members of the media.
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Farm Foundation works as a catalyst, bringing together
producers, industry, interest groups, government and academics to
address economic and public policy issues facing agriculture, the
food system and the people of rural America. Farm Foundation has a
74-year history of objectivity. It does not lobby or advocate
Please RSVP by 4 p.m. Friday to Mary Thompson, Farm
Foundation director of communications,
April 17, 9-11 a.m.
Coffee available at 8:30 a.m.
Franklin Room, Four
Points by Sheraton, 1201 K St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Future Farm Bill Forum dates and topics:
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