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Focus on Policy Impact Headlines AAEA Annual Meeting in Chicago

The new farm bill, immigration, and food waste among hot topics at industry-wide event

This year’s change in administration in Washington, D.C., has led to changes in policy nationwide.

 This shakeup could lead to a seismic shift in the U.S. agriculture industry.  Discussions are already underway about how President Donald Trump’s proposed budget could impact the 2018 Farm Bill, the food stamp program, and how farmers get their goods to other countries.

The changes have researchers working to see what the real-life impact will be of the proposals coming out of the nation’s capital. Some of the top researchers in the field will be part of this ever-changing discussion at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) 2017 Annual Meeting, July 30 – August 1 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile.

“This is a great opportunity to learn from some of the leading agricultural and applied economists in the world,” AAEA President Jayson Lusk said. “I’m excited to preside over the largest annual meeting of U.S. food and agricultural economists.” 

The meeting will consist of presentations, discussions, and networking opportunities to discuss research and policy, with a membership ranging from college students to some of the most decorated economists worldwide.

Media members interested in attending the conference in Chicago, or arranging interviews with presenters, please contact Jay Saunders in the AAEA Business Office. You can also find up-to-the-minute information on the meeting by downloading the 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting App for your smart device.

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 20 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 two journals, the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, as well as the online magazine Choices. To learn more, visit

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