The event will take place in February
By Diego Flammini
U.S. farmers can now register to attend the 2023 Agricultural Outlook Forum.
The in-person event is scheduled for Feb. 23 and 24 at the Crystal City Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va.
The costs to attend range from $170 for a one-day pass to $435 for a full conference experience.
Members of the U.S. ag industry may also participate virtually for no charge.
USDA hosted its first Ag Outlook Forum since 1923 to provide U.S. farmers with useful information to help them read market signals and avoid producing beyond demand.
Since then, the event has evolved into an opportunity for members of the U.S. and international ag community to come together to discuss important ag issues.
The two-day event in February will feature more than 30 sessions and 100 leaders from the U.S. ag industry, including a keynote address from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, about key topics affecting American farmers and agriculture.
One breakout session, for example, will touch on how a European conflict is affecting markets.
“During the session, panelists will discuss the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on global agricultural production and trade, with focus on grain shortages, any compounding effects on already high world prices and other consequences for global food security,” the session’s description says. “The speakers will discuss how the international markets have responded and what lies ahead.”
Other topics on the agenda include U.S. farm income forecasts, trade policy priorities and agricultural biotechnology.
Farmers are encouraged to use the hashtag #AgOutlook23 to follow news about the forum and keep track of conversations happening at the event.