2015 Agricultural Outlook and Policy Conference

Double Tree Hotel, Annapolis

December 16, 2015

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8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Welcome, Dean Craig Beyrouty, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
9:15 a.m. Commodity Price Prospects for 2016, Kevin McNew, President, GeoGrain and Adjunct Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland
10:00 a.m. Dairy Outlook:  Industry-Wide and Farm Level, Howard Leathers and Dale Johnson, AREC
10:30 a.m. Coffee
11:00 a.m. 2016 Outlook on Farm Incomes in Maryland and Nationally, Jeff Hopkins, Chief, Farm Economy Branch, USDA-ERS
11:45 a.m. 2015 Developments at Maryland Department of Agriculture, Secretary Joe Bartenfelder, MDA
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. 2015–16 Maryland Legislative Update, Colby Ferguson, Maryland Farm Bureau
1:30 p.m.

Riparian Programs and Water Quality in Maryland

  • Riparian Forest Buffers and other BMP's Revisited, Lori Lynch, AREC
  • Fisheries and the Health of the Chesapeake Bay, Jorge Holzer, AREC
2:30 p.m. Trends in Non-GMO Food Labeling and Implications for Field Crop Production, Aaron Adalja, AREC
3:00 p.m. Drones and Your Rights as a Landowner, Paul Goeringer, AREC
3:30 p.m. Concluding Thoughts