Global Forces Shaping Ag

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 , 11:32 am

Kick-off Session
Tuesday, November 14 (2:00 – 3:15 p.m.)

Jim WiesemeyerGlobal Forces Shaping Agriculture
Jim Wiesemeyer, Informa Economics, Inc.

The rapid emergence of the bio fuels industry has shifted production emphasis from food and feed to fuel. Global economic pressures are impacting where and how products are grown. And, consumer trends further compound this very complicated picture. Policy makers struggle to adapt regulation and trade agreements under this rapidly changing production landscape. Noted economist and Washington observer, Jim Wiesemeyer, will set the stage for our look at the Global Forces Shaping Agriculture as he explains the interaction of these global forces and Washington’s reaction.

Jim Wiesemeyer is Vice President of Policy and Trade Issues for Informa Economics Inc.’s Washington, D.C. office. He is also the Washington consultant to Pro Farmer newsletter. Besides writing for Informa Economics’ daily Morning Comments, Jim has a column, Inside Washington Today, on

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