2018 Farm Policy and Bill: Issues and Opportunities Conference – Audio

North Dakota State University’s Center for Agricultural Policy and Trade Studies is hosting a farm bill conference in cooperation with representatives of North Dakota’s congressional delegation at the Ramada Plaza Suites in Fargo.
The event is sponsored by the North Dakota Corn Growers Association, North Dakota Farmers Union and American Crystal Sugar.

roger_johnsonNational Farmers Union President Roger Johnson moderated a morning panel discusion on farm policy and what to expect in 2018.

Roger on Topics

Participants are discussing which programs worked in the 2014 farm bill, like the ARC or PLC programs, what could be changed or modified, and if there a need for a new farm policy.

Roger on Debate

Another question being asked in Fargo – will lawmakers get their work done on time regarding the new farm bill?

Roger on Completion

Other topics on the conference agenda include commodities and crop insurance programs, conservation, trade, and how past and present U.S. agricultural policies may influence future policies.