USDA Ag Outlook Forum Info on the Ag Economy, Trade Agreements, Farm Income/Land Values, & Precision Ag

2016 Agricultural Outlook Forum, Transforming Agriculture, February 25 to 26, 2016, Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, Arlington, Virginia

Following are a number of the important presentations from the 2016 USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum held February 25-26, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia.

A. Overall Agricultural Outlook Forum website
http://www.usda.gov/oce/forum/

B. Farm Sector Income & Finances – 2016 Outlook (Ryan Kuhns & Kevin Patrick, ERS)
http://www.usda.gov/oce/forum/2016_speeches/kuhns.pdf

C. Trends in Farm Household Income and Assets (Dennis Prager, ERS)
http://www.usda.gov/oce/forum/2016_speeches/prager.pdf

D. Business and Credit Cycles in Agriculture (Todd Kuethe, University of Illinois)
http://www.usda.gov/oce/forum/2016_speeches/KUETHE.pdf

E. The Trans Pacific Partnership and You (Jason Hafemeister, Foreign Ag Service)
http://www.usda.gov/oce/forum/2016_speeches/HAFEMEISTER.pdf

F. Agriculture and Trade Agreements (Craig Thorn, DTB Associates LLP)
http://www.usda.gov/oce/forum/2016_speeches/thorn.pdf

G. Opportunities for U.S. Beef Exports (Ken Bacus, NCBA)
http://www.usda.gov/oce/forum/2016_speeches/Bacus.pdf

H. Steering the Best Talent Towards Colleges of Agriculture (Jay Akridge, Purdue)
http://www.usda.gov/oce/forum/2016_speeches/AKRIDGE.pdf

I. Shepherding Millenials To & Through Agricultural Careers (Tomesah Harrison, Bayer) http://www.usda.gov/oce/forum/2016_speeches/HARRISON.pdf

J. Drones and Data: An Update on Farmer Data (Thatcher, American Farm Bureau)
http://www.usda.gov/oce/forum/2016_speeches/thatcher.pdf

K. Incorporating Big Data into Market News Reporting (Joe Gaynor, USDA AMS) http://www.usda.gov/oce/forum/2016_speeches/Gaynor.pdf

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