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Washington Policy Outlook

Presenters examine the 2019 Farm Bill at 2019 AAEA Annual Meeting

The Farm Safety Net, producer decisions, Crop Insurance, and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) are key components of the Farm Bill passed just last year.  The landscape of Ag Policy, implementation of the farm bill, and ongoing trade negotiations are critical issues when it comes to agricultural markets and producer financial viability.

In the Track session “Washington Policy Outlook” from the Extension section of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA), four presenters from the Senate Agricultural Committee, House Agricultural Committee, and the USDA-Office of the Chief Economist will focus on contemporary and federal policy issues affecting agriculture. Due to the ever changing status of the current farm bill implementation as well as ongoing trade negotiations, topics to be covered include producer decisions, USDA implementation decisions and timeframe, farm policy objectives, political and administrative processes, as well as implications for market and farm level outlook.

The Organizer of the session, Steven Klose from Texas A&M University hopes that “people will walk away with an ‘insider’ view of the details/process/impact from congressional staff economist and USDA chief economist.”

The session “Washington Policy Outlook” will be on Monday, July 22, 2019 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am in Room M104 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. If you are interested in attending the session, fill out the complimentary Media Registration. Or to set up an interview with any of the authors, please contact Allison Scheetz in the AAEA Business Office. You can also learn more on our Annual Meeting Media Kit page.

About 1,400 participants are expected to attend the 2019 AAEA Annual Meeting, which will take place on July 21-23 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, GA.

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 two journals, 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

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