Agenda

Monday, March 5, 2018
8:00 AM
Registration
10:00 AM
Welcome
10:10 AM
U.S. Food and Agriculture: Global Opportunities and Risks
Jim Perdue, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Perdue Farms       
10:45 AM
Trade Policy and the Farm Bill: Priorities for U. S. Agriculture
Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation 
11:15 AM
Facilitating U.S. Agricultural Trade: Priorities, Policies and Support Programs
Honorable Ted McKinney, Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, USDA
12:00 PM
Lunch - Governor's Trade Priorities and Objectives
Honorable Ralph Northam, Governor of Virginia
1:30 PM
NAFTA: The Negotiator’s Perspective – Priorities and Progress
His Excellency, David MacNaughtonAmbassador of Canada to the United States 
His Excellency, Geronimo Gutierrez, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States
 
2:45 PM
Networking Break
3:15 PM
TPP 11 – Strategy, Progress and Expectations
Kenichi Kobayashi, Minister Economic Affairs, Embassy of Japan
3:45 PM
Commodity Groups’ Perspective – What is at Stake?
Dan Halstrom, President and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Meat Export Federation
Thomas Sleight, President and Chief Executive Officer, U. S. Grains Council
4:50 PM
Wrap-up
5:00 PM
Reception