Agri-Pulse is pleased to announce that Rep. Brad Finstad, the Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Nutrition, Foreign Agriculture and Horticulture will be the luncheon keynote speaker at this year's Food & Ag Issues Summit in Sacramento on June 5. 

“Rep. Finstad will play an important role shaping critical sections of the next farm bill,” said Agri-Pulse Editor Sara Wyant. “We are excited to hear his perspectives on key topics like nutrition and trade promotion programs.”

First elected in 2022, Finstad is a farmer, soil lab business owner and a former state Rural Development director in Minnesota. He will be speaking virtually at the Summit. 

The Summit also features the U.S. Trade Representative’s Chief Ag Trade Negotiator Doug McKalip, CDFA Secretary Karen Ross, California Dept. of Water Resources Director Karla Nemeth, the CEOs of top California and Western farm organizations talking about the farm bill, CEOs of major crop protection companies discussing prospects for biologicals, leading experts sharing tips on the farm economic outlook, groundwater recharge and ag automation, along with perspectives from California Senators Anna Caballero and Melissa Hurtado and Assemblymember Vince Fong. 

 Click here to view the final agenda.

Click here to register for the event (in person at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento, or virtually).

Agri-Pulse Food & Ag Summit Sponsors include: Western Growers, Curious Plot, California Farm Bureau, CropLife America, Gowan, Farm Credit, CCI Marketing, Certis Biologicals, Gowan USA, Morning Star, Nutrien, and Valent. Special thanks to the Almond Board of California for co-sponsoring the lunch and reception.

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