SYMPOSIUM MAIN SESSION: Economics, Industry Trends, Exports, Regulation and Research

30 Nov 2016
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

SYMPOSIUM MAIN SESSION: Economics, Industry Trends, Exports, Regulation and Research

Economics and Industry Trends (Moderator: Philip Bowles, Bowles Farming, Los Banos, CA)

  • Welcome Address
    Dan Putnam, University of California, Davis, CA, Symposium Chair
  • Hay Market Trends in 2016/2017
    Seth Hoyt, The Hoyt Report, Ione, CA
  • California Dairy Trends
    Eric Erba, California Dairies Inc., Visalia, CA
  • When Someone Claims to Know Where Commodity Prices are Really Heading… Grab Your Wallet and Run!
    Daniel A. Sumner, Ag Issues Center, University of California, Davis, CA
  • Reducing Costs in a Down Year: Where to Cut and Where Not to Cut?
    Steve Orloff, UC Cooperative Extension, Yreka, CA

Exports, Regulation and Research (Moderator: Robert Ferguson, Ferguson Farms, Stockton, CA)

  • Alfalfa Export Trends and GMO Acceptance in Export Markets
    Dan Putnam, University of California, Davis, CA
  • Challenges of Our Regulatory Environment: Emerging Issues of Importance to the Alfalfa Industry
    Richard Matteis, California Farm Bureau Federation, Sacramento, CA
  • National Research Funding: Although Forages are the Underdog, New and Enhanced Opportunities
    Beth Nelson, National Alfalfa and Forage Alliance, St. Paul, MN
  • Developing Funding for Research and Educational Purposes: Why Hay Growers Must Act
    Brandon Fawaz, Fawaz Farming, Etna, CA