The importance of agricultural trade and current and future farm policy will be discussed at the 2017 Texas Plant Protection Association Conference Dec. 5-6 at the Brazos Center, in Bryan.
Topics and speakers will be:
- The Importance of Agricultural Trade on the U.S. Economy, Dr. Luis Ribera, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist and director of the Center for North American Studies at Texas A&M University in College Station.
- U.S. Ag Economics-Farm Bill Weathering Uncertainties in Texas Agriculture through Science and Technology, Dr. Bart Fischer, deputy staff director and chief economist with the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture, Washington
- Pesticide Regulations, Beau Greenwood, executive vice president of government relations and public affairs, CropLife America, Washington.
- Ag Credit Update, Mark Miller, Texas Farm Credit chief executive officer, Robstown.
- Update on New Cotton Technology, Dr. Peter Dotray, AgriLife Extension weed specialist, Lubbock.
- Flag the Technology, Ray Smith, chairman of the Texas Plant Protection Association, College Station.
Registration is $85 prior to Nov. 11 and $100 after. Registration includes the business luncheon on Dec. 6. To register and view a complete conference agenda, visit http://www.texasplantprotection.com.
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