MARCH 27, 2008

Otto Doering, Purdue University

Impact of Energy Crop Production on U.S. Agricultural Economics

Impact of the Farm Bill and the Energy Bill on Agriculture to Date

Thomas Dobbs, Food and Society Policy Fellows Program

Economics and Policy Conditions to Foster Sustainable Farm Systems

Gerald Bange, The World Agricultural Outlook Board

Update on the USDA Agricultural Outlook

Seth Meyer, University of Missouri, Columbia

Impacts of Overseas Demand (over the next 15–20 years) on U.S. Agriculture

MAY 2, 2008

Roger Claassen, USDA Economic Research Service

Impact of Conservation Programs on U.S. Agriculture

Douglas Lawrence, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service

Impact of Agroenvironmental Policies on the Environmental Sustainability of U.S. Agriculture

Sally Shaver, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

EPA Regulations That Could Impact Agricultural Producers

Connie Musgrove, University of Maryland

State Policies and Programs for Improving the Environmental Performance of Agriculture

Cathy Kling, Iowa State University

Cost and Benefit of Developing Policies to Improve Water Quality

Jerry Skees, University of Kentucky

Impact of Crop Insurance on Farmers’ Decisions to Adopt Agronomic Practices

AUGUST 5–6, 2008

Joan Nassauer, University of Michigan

Landscape Perspectives on Agricultural Intensification and Biodiversity

Laurie Drinkwater, Cornell University

Research and Understanding of Complex Farming Systems

Ariena van Bruggen, Wageningen University

Ecological Principles Underlying the Functioning of Farming Systems

Kathy Soder, USDA Agricultural Research Service

Opportunities and Challenges in Management-Intensive Grazing Systems

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