16th Annual AOPC

The 16th Annual Agricultural Outlook and Policy Conference was held on Dec. 16th, 2014 at the Double Tree Hotel in Annapolis, MD.  Experts provided insight on conservation practices, water quality issues, energy policies, the continuing farm bill discussion, a state policy update, and commodity market outlooks.

Commodity Price Prospects for 2015
Kevin McNew, President, GeoGrain and  Adjunct Professor, AREC, University of Maryland

Water Quality Trading(link is external)
Susan Payne, Maryland Dept of Agriculture

Maryland’s New Certainty Program(link is external)
Colin Jones, Maryland Dept of Agriculture 

Agricultural BMPs and Cost-Sharing(link is external)
Patrick Fleming and David Newburn, AREC, University of Maryland

2014-15 Maryland Legislative Update
Colby Ferguson, MD Farm Bureau

Farm Bill Update(link is external)
Howard Leathers, AREC, University of Maryland

Conservation Compliance
Jon Hall, State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service 

State Energy Programs for Maryland Agriculture(link is external)
Dean Fisher, Maryland Energy Administration

Federal Energy Policies for Maryland Agriculture(link is external)
Sebastien Houde, AREC, University of Maryland