Foundation's 2007 Farm Bill Forum May 15: organic food issues
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[May 03, 2007]
OAK BROOK -- Farm Foundation invites your
participation in the 2007 Farm Bill Forum on May 15 in Washington,
D.C. The topic will be "Organic Food Issues in the Farm Bill," with
opening remarks by Caren Wilcox of the Organic Trade Association and
Mark Lipson of the Organic Farming Research Foundation. The floor
will then be opened for discussion, moderated by Charlie Stenholm.
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 has organized this 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 noon May 11 to Mary Thompson, Farm Foundation
director of communications,
Logistics: 9-11 a.m., May 15. Coffee available at 8:30 a.m.
The forum will convene in the Franklin Room of the Four Points by
Sheraton, 1201 K Street NW, Washington, D.C. This is a change of
Future Farm Bill Forum date and topic: The June 12 forum, on
credit issues in the farm bill, will be at the first-floor
conference room of the Resources for the Future Building, 1616 P
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