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Agricultural Outlook Forum set for Feb. 25-26

The 92nd Annual USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum will be held Feb. 25-26 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va. The theme of the forum is “Transforming Agriculture: Blending Technology and Tradition.”

The USDA, in announcing the forum, said it “continues to seek out new and innovative ways to expand opportunity and provide support for America’s farming families, and that mission will form the basis” for the forum. A plenary panel, “Providing Leadership for Present and Future Generations in the Transformation of Agriculture,” will begin the forum featuring remarks from Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden.

Thirty concurrent track sessions supporting this theme include the agriculture talent pipeline, bioproducts, commodities, land and tenure transition, new markets, organics, risk management, scientific advancement, and trade, to urban agriculture. Also, USDA Chief Economist Robert Johansson will present “The 2016 Economic Outlook for Agriculture.” For more information and to register visit www.usda.gov/oce/forum.

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