June 21st & 22nd 2015Heritage Inn and Schmitz Barn
Theme: Agriculture in a World of Uncertainty: Animal Diseases, Food Insecurity, Exchange Rate Volatility and Oil Price Volatility
22nd Annual Farming for Profit? Conference Update
June 21–22, 2015
Speakers and Topics Include
Professor Andrew Schmitz, University of Florida
The Impact of Low Interest Rates, a Falling Canadian Dollar, and Low Oil Prices on Agricultural Profitability
Professor Mechel Paggi, Fresno State University
US Crop Insurance and Farmer Income Support
Professor William H. Meyers, University of Missouri
Population Growth and Food Demand
Professor Brandon McFadden (et al), University of Florida (et al).
The Demand for Agricultural Products in the Presence of the Ever Changing Food Dietary Guidelines
Dr. James Emke, USAID, Washington, DC
From Food Security to Nutrition Security—Feed the Future Policy Approach
Dr. Krystil Jones, Alberta Agriculture
Biosecurity: An On-farm Method for Controlling Animal Diseases
Santosh Poudel, University of Saskatchewan
Choice of Adaptation Strategies in Extreme Weather Events: A Case of Prairie Beef Farms
Tom Allen and David Natcher, University of Saskatchewan
An Economic Analysis of "One Earth Farms"
Professor Karen Lewis (et al.), University of Tennessee
Retained Ownership Profitability Determinants and Trends for Tennessee Beef Cattle
Mr. Clinton Monchuk, Saskatchewan Chicken Producers
Canadian Chicken Supply and the Case of Avian Influenza Outbreak
North Dakota State University
Transportation Economics: A New Twist on an Old Subject
Gerry Gault, Grain Workers Union – "Grain and Oilseed Shipments to the West Coast: Transportation and Other Bottlenecks"
Robert Friesen, Farmers of North America – "Farmer Ownership in the Value Chain: The Case of Genesis and Project N"
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