WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2020 – Food production around the globe is under constant pressure from extreme weather, disease outbreaks and other biosecurity challenges. How prepared is the U.S. to deal with major threats or attacks to our food supply? What are the implications for protecting America’s national security?
The 2020 Agri-Pulse Ag & Food Policy Summit, scheduled for March 23 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., will explore that and more.
“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. Some of the confirmed and invited speakers include:
- Ambassador Kip Tom, U.S. Representative to the U.N. Agencies for Food and Agriculture
- House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson
- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
- Indigo Agriculture CEO David Perry
- Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts
- Ruth Kimmelshue, Corporate Senior Vice President, Business Operations and Supply Chain; Chief Sustainability Officer, Cargill
- Senate Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Sen. Debbie Stabenow
- Land O’ Lakes CEO Beth Ford
- House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Rep. Mike Conaway
- USDA Undersecretary Ted McKinney
- Alan Rudolph, V.P. for Research, Colorado State University
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