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2020 Ag & Food Policy Summit

2020 Ag & Food Policy Summit postponed until June 22nd


Agri-Pulse Summit Explores Food Security Risks and Innovations

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2020 – From African Swine Fever in China to locus infestations in Africa, many regions of the world are facing disruptions and food shortages. Could any type of major food security event happen in the U.S.?  

That’s one of the topics we’ll explore at the 2020 Agri-Pulse Ag & Food Policy Summit, where top speakers discuss the domestic and global threats, preventative efforts to protect our food supply, innovations in addressing environmental challenges and crucial linkages to national security. The event is scheduled for June 22, (rescheduled from March 23) at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

“From climate change to biosecurity challenges, we plan to share perspectives from public and private sector leaders about actions they are currently taking and what other policy changes might be needed,” explained Agri-Pulse Editor Sara Wyant. For a schedule of the event, click here. Some of the confirmed and invited speakers include:

  • Ambassador Kip Tom, U.S. Rep. to the U.N. Agencies for Food and Agriculture
  • House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson
  • House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Mike Conaway
  • Indigo Agriculture CEO David Perry
  • Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts
  • Senate Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Sen. Debbie Stabenow
  • Land O’Lakes Chief Technology Officer Ted Bekele
  • Alan Rudolph, V.P. for Research, Colorado State University
  • Everett Hoekstra, President, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health
  • Liz Wagstrom, Chief Veterinarian, National Pork Producers Council
  • Jeff Simmons, President and CEO, Elanco
  • American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall
  • Retired U.S. Army General William “Kip” Ward, Inaugural Commander, U.S. Africa Command

To register, click here. For information on group tickets and sponsorships, contact

2020 Summit sponsors:


American Farm Bureau Federation

Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative

Farm Credit

FLM Harvest

International Dairy Foods Association

National Pork Producers Council


Trust In Food - Farm Journal


Aimpoint Research

Boerhinger Ingelheim


American Sugar Alliance

Dairy Management Inc.

Farmer Mac

Glover Park Group

John Deere

Land O'Lakes

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture

National Farmers Union

National FFA Organization


National Crop Insurance Services

Pivot Bio


The National Milk Producers Federation