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Request for Washington DC Event Proposals for 2018 and 2019

Courtesy of C-FARE’s Program Committee and the AAEA Government Relations Program
Deadline is January 20, 2018

Proposal submission link.

The Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics and the AAEA Government Relations Program seek your help in developing outreach programs on national policy issues that can be informed by economic research and analysis.

The Program Committee of the Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics is soliciting program ideas from the profession. In presenting these programs to key decision makers, C-FARE often partners with USDA Economic Research Service, members of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, other disciplines, and other entities.

The C-FARE and AAEA recently developed a list of priorities for guiding future program development. You can see the report at Agricultural and Applied Economics Priorities and Solutions Report. However, one of the big issues in the current national policy discussion is international trade. U.S. trade policy has major implications for agriculture and rural communities. We see U.S. policy toward international trade being a particularly critical issue for 2018 and would welcome your program proposals across a broad range of topics from fundamental to more complex. Following are some examples:

  1. How does trade generate economic benefits?
  2. What are the impacts and tradeoffs of trade?
  3. What adjustment costs might result from trade?
  4. What are the benefits of multi-lateral vs unilateral trade agreements?

Other issues related to the profession’s priorities are also of interest for webinars and programming. We would entertain proposals related to the following topics:

  1. Farm Bill (post passage)
  2. Rural infrastructure
  3. Use of Big Data in research and economic analysis
  4. Consumer issues
  5. Emergency response and loss prevention
  6. Evidence-based policy development
  7. Other suggestions

Please send us your suggestions for programs that could be presented as Capitol Hill briefings or webinars in 2018 and 2019. The immediate ‘winning’ submissions will be invited to speak either at a Capitol Hill briefing on the topic suggested or to present in a C-FARE webinar. These events will be hosted in 2018. ‘Winners’ will be announced in March 2018. In addition, all proposals will be considered in planning the 2019 economic policy event. If you have questions about this solicitation, please contact

To submit a proposal, please fill out this online form by January 20, 2018.