2021 USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum
February 18–19, 2021
The 2021 USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum is themed “Building on Innovation: A Pathway to Resilience” and will focus on the central role that science and innovation have played in helping the agricultural sector overcome challenges and build resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Forum’s program will begin with a presentation by USDA’s new Chief Economist, Dr. Seth Meyer, on the USDA’s outlook for U.S. commodity markets and trade for 2021 and the U.S. farm income situation. A keynote address by the incoming Agriculture Secretary, presentations by Congressional leaders, and a session on genetic literacy are also scheduled for the morning on the first day of the Forum.
In addition, the program will cover 5 key areas:
- Supply Chain Resilience
- Commodity Market Outlooks
- Food Price and Farm Income Outlooks
- U.S. Trade and the Global Market Place
- Managing Risk and Ensuring Sustainability
- Innovation, Technology, and Productivity
The 2021 Forum is expected to bring together more than 3,000 participants from the U.S. and around the world, including producers, processors, policymakers, government officials, and nongovernmental organizations. The Forum’s program includes more than 30 sessions and 100 expert speakers.
Registration for the Forum is free but required to attend the Forum sessions. To register, visit the 2021 Agricultural Outlook Forum website.