Farm bill, farm economy to be addressed at June 27 Agriculture Policy Outlook

The farm economy and the farm bill will be the main topics at a special ag policy conference to be hosted by Indiana Farm Bureau on June 27.

“The primary audience,” said Katrina Hall, public policy director, “are members of INFB’s policy advisory groups, but we’re also inviting county presidents, members of county boards, county policy development chairs and other local Farm Bureau leaders, who we believe will benefit from the conference.”

The conference will feature two experts from the American Farm Bureau Federation: Bob Young, chief economist and deputy executive director of public policy, and Mary Kay Thatcher, senior director of congressional relations. Young will cover the ag economy and trade, while Thatcher will talk about the current issues within the farm bill and the political dynamics that it faces.

 Following Young’s and Thatcher’s presentations, a panel will discuss the challenges faced by rural Indiana in providing broadband and adequate health care.

The policy advisory groups will meet after the event to review county policy recommendations in preparation for the INFB resolutions committee meeting (July 31-Aug. 3) and delegate session (Aug. 26).

“In keeping with our strategic plan, the goal of the June 27 ag policy conference is to provide high-level education on important issues and networking opportunities for our members, staff and Indiana ag leaders,” Hall said.

For more information, call Katrina Hall, 317-692-7805.