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2024 Washington Policy Outlook

AAEA annual meeting track session

The 2024 AAEA Annual Meeting Track Session sponsored by the Extension Section, “Washington Policy Outlook” will focus on contemporary, federal policy issues affecting agriculture. The presenters will provide insight from their unique perspectives and work for Congress, USDA, and related agencies. The presenters will discuss policy development and implementation addressing current and upcoming policy issues for agriculture as well as the role of economics in the process.

Presentations in this session:

  • Perspectives from the House Agriculture Committee, Majority
    Justin R. Benavidez, Texas A&M University
  • Perspectives from the House Agriculture Committee, Minority
    Emily E. Pliscott, House Agriculture Committee
  • Perspectives from the Senate Agriculture Committee, Majority
    Steven Wallander, USDA-Economic Research Service
  • Perspectives from the Senate Agriculture Committee, Minority
    John C. Newton, American Farm Bureau Federation
  • Perspectives from USDA
    Seth D. Meyer, USDA

This session will take place on Monday, July 29 from 10:00 am –11:30 am CST in the New Orleans Marriott in Acadia on the third floor.

If you are interested in attending the 2024 AAEA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA, please send a completed complimentary media registration to Allison Ware in the AAEA Business Office. You can also learn more on our Annual Meeting Media Kit page.

ABOUT AAEA: Established in 1910, the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) is the leading professional association for agricultural and applied economists, with 2,500 members in more than 60 countries. Members of the AAEA work in academic or government institutions as well as in industry and not-for-profit organizations, and engage in a variety of research, teaching, and outreach activities in the areas of agriculture, the environment, food, health, and international development. The AAEA publishes three journals, the Journal of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (an open access journal), the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, as well as the online magazine Choices and the online open access publication series Applied Economics Teaching Resources. To learn more, visit

Contact: Allison Ware
Senior Communications & Membership Manager
(414) 918-3190