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Conference to gauge Farm Bill’s impact on western ag

By From page A3 | April 09, 2013

California’s secretary of agriculture and the director of Oregon’s Department of Agriculture will be among those discussing the potential impact of the federal Farm Bill on agriculture in Western states during a May 14 conference at UC Davis.

Other speakers for the daylong event at the UCD Conference Center are set to include:

* Joseph Glauber, U.S. Department of Agriculture chief economist, on what the Farm Bill does;

* Hyunok Lee of the UCC department of agricultural and resource economics, on risk management and crop insurance policy;

* Joseph Balagtas of Purdue University on changing federal dairy policy;

* John Antle and JunJie Wu of Oregon State University on federal conservation, energy and climate policy.

For more information, see http://aic.ucdavis.edu/events/orecal_conference.html.

The cost is $100, $50 for students, and includes meals and a reception after the conference. To register with a credit card, visit http://conferences.ucdavis.edu/farmbill. May 9 is the last day to register online.

Cory Golden

Cory Golden

The Enterprise's higher-education and congressional reporter. http://about.me/cory_golden

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