Agricultural Forum Scheduled
epartment of Agriculture's 73rd annual Agricultural Forum will focus on the likely effects of the new Farm Bill on agricultural prospects in 1997 and beyond, according to the USDA.
The forum will be held here Feb. 24 and 25.
Featured topics include the 1997 farm outlook, forecasts for prospects up to 2005, risk management, concentration issues, market stability, world food security and high-valued exports.
Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman will give the keynote address and provide an overview of 1997 farm prospects, while other speakers will explore the short-term outlook for sugar, dairy products, fruit, vegetables and meat.
A dinner with a noted economics speaker will be held on the forum's first day, and luncheon programs exploring grains and oilseed, livestock and cotton are planned for the second day.
Sessions on Tuesday will feature presentations on food prices, retail margins and the future of new production technologies.
A special session on Tuesday will focus on marketing value-added agricultural products to consumers around the world.