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Shaping Research Priorities Based on Practical Challenges

April 6 AAEA/C-FARE Symposium looks at key issues in Agricultural Economics

Trade, agriculture markets, and consumer health and spending are all issues impacting Americans on a day-to-day basis, and the ever-changing landscape has researchers taking a closer look at where their focus should be.

AAEA, along with the Council on Food, Agricultural, and Resource Economics (C-FARE), are sponsoring the symposium “Tackling the Challenges of Innovative Trade and Maintaining Robust Markets, Capitalizing on Big Data, and Advancing Consumer Health” to form research priorities for the short and long-term.

“Americans will face critical challenges in the future related to food, agriculture, and the environment,” says AAEA President and symposium speaker Jayson Lusk.  “With the priorities document, we aim to provide the agricultural community our thoughts on where future investments in research will have the biggest impact.”

The symposium, which also features USDA Deputy Chief Economist Warren Preston, is Thursday, April 6, 2017, from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM Eastern at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

To learn more about how to watch this event live on the web, or to setup an interview, please contact Jay Saunders in the AAEA Business Office.

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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