ERS Participates in USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum, Feb. 24-25, 2022

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ERS Ag Outlook Presentations

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2022

Food Price & Farm Income Outlooks   1:30 - 3:00 PM ET

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Food Price Outlook Current and Forecasted Trends

Moderator: Jay Variyam, Director, Food Economics Division 

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Food Price Outlook - A Tool for Forecasting Food Price Inflation

Speaker: Matthew MacLachlan, Economist

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Climate Mitigation and Adaptation   1:30 - 3:00 PM ET

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Building Resilience through Extreme Event Preparedness

Drought Risk: Adaptation, Planning, and Response

Speaker: Steven Wallander, Economist

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Food Price & Farm Income Outlooks   3:30 – 5:00 PM ET

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The State of the Farm Economy 

USDA Farm Income Forecast

Speaker: Carrie Litkowski, Senior Economist

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2022

Frontiers in Ag Production & Technology   10:00 - 11:30 AM ET

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Productivity Growth: Trends, Drivers, and Impacts 

Moderator: Spiro Stefanou, Administrator 

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U.S. Agricultural Productivity Growth: Measurement, Trends, and Drivers 

Speaker: Sun Ling Wang, Senior Economist 

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Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation   10:00 - 11:30 AM ET

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Returns on Investment in Soil Health

Yield and Cost Impacts of Soil Health Practice Adoption in Corn and Soybean Fields 

Speaker: Benjamin Gramig, Agricultural Economist 

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Commodity Outlooks   10:00 – 11:30 AM ET

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Sugar Outlook

Moderator:Vida Abadam, Agricultural Economist 

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Commodity Outlooks   10:00 – 11:30 AM ET

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Grains and Oilseeds Outlook 

Moderator:Brian Adam, Branch Chief 

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Commodity Outlooks   10:00 – 11:30 AM ET

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Feed Grain Outlook 

USDA’s view of the Feed Grain Outlook for 2022/23

Speaker: Michael McConnell, Agricultural Economist 

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Lunch Session   11:30 AM – 12:45 PM ET

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Data Visualizations at USDA 

Data-driven Insights About Food Insecurity 

Speaker: Laura Hales, Agricultural Economist 

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Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation   1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET

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Trends in Conservation Practices to Reduce Green House Gas Emissions 

Trends in Adoption of Conservation Practices in the U.S. 

Speaker: Maria Bowman, Research Agricultural Economist 

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