The Farm Bill and Western Agriculture

Presentation slides from the May 14, 2013 workshop about the new Farm Bill and its impacts on agriculture in the West.

Introduction by Daniel A. Sumner


“The Farm Bill: What it Does and What it Means.”
(Joe Glauber’s presentation, given by Dan Sumner)
Joseph Glauber, Chief Economist, USDA. Now working on his 5th Farm Bill, Joe is one of the most objective and knowledgeable experts on U.S. agricultural policy.


“The Expanding Role of Risk Management and Crop Insurance Policy.”
Dr. Lee’s presentation
John Finston’s presentation

Finston Lee
Dr. Hyunok Lee, UC Davis Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, is the author of several studies on crop insurance and risk management in California

John Finston, Deputy Commissioner for California’s Department of Insurance and member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation.


“What Changing Federal Dairy Policy Means for Western Dairy and Related Industries.”
Joe Balagtas’ presentation

Michael Marsh’ presentation

Valadao proposal
Session organized and led by Professor Joseph Balagtas, Purdue University, with participation from producers, dairy industry experts and policy advocates.

Michael Marsh, CEO Western United Dairymen, Modesto California.


“How Federal Conservation, Energy and Climate Policy Affects Western Agriculture.”
John Antle’s presentation

JunJie Wu’s presentation 


Session organized and led by Professors John Antle and JunJie Wu, Oregon State University, with participation of scientists and stakeholders.

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