WASHINGTON — The discussion board is again in Washington, however you’ll be able to nonetheless watch from afar.
The US Division of Agriculture on Oct. 27 mentioned its flagship occasion, the Agricultural Outlook Discussion board, will return to an in-person gathering after going digital for 2021 and 2022 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The 99th annual occasion is deliberate for its standard web site, the Crystal Metropolis Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va., on Feb. 23-24, 2023.
For individuals who loved the comfort and warning the digital model supplied over the previous two years, the web model might be retained, the USDA mentioned. All classes might be livestreamed for gratis to registered attendees.
Particulars had been restricted on the preliminary announcement, however the USDA confirmed a keynote tackle might be given by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and a forecast for the 2023 agricultural economic system might be delivered by the Division’s Chief Economist Seth Meyer. A conventional plenary panel is deliberate, however members weren’t introduced. USDA Deputy Secretary Jewel Bronaugh will open the Discussion board at 8 a.m. Feb. 23.
Thirty deliberate breakout classes knowledgeable by greater than 100 authorities, trade and educational leaders will cowl a variety of matters germane to the home and world agriculture and meals sectors. The USDA mentioned matters will embody the USDA’s preliminary forecast for the agricultural economic system, commodity markets, commerce in 2023 and the US farm revenue state of affairs, as properly local weather good agriculture, provide chain challenges and options, a meals costs outlook, provide chain disruptions and elements impacting US commerce and the worldwide market. Extra particulars on the breakout classes might be discovered on the USDA’s 2023 program site.
The USDA requires registration for the in-person occasion and the free digital occasion. Extra info is on the USDA’s Outlook Forum web site.