Feed and grain summit slated

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Industry professionals interested in taking an active role in developing regional policies and an action plan relating to feed and grain markets are invited to the first-ever Feed and Grain Summit, says Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff.

The summit is slated for March 11, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center VIP Room, Harrisburg, Pa. It is hosted by the Pennsylvania Feed and Grain Task Force.

Feed and grain markets are extremely volatile right now, causing increased and fluctuating prices for agriculture producers who are trying to operate profitable businesses, says Wolff.  “The goal of this summit is to construct policies and develop an action plan that could assist elected leaders and federal policy makers and regulators help efforts aimed at stabilizing prices feed and grain producers receive for their crops, and help those who purchase feeds pay a reasonable cost.” 

The assembled group will be called to prioritize the needs and concerns of the feed and grain industry in the Mid-Atlantic region, and establish a working document to share with state governors, agriculture secretaries, congressmen and state legislatures. 

Event sponsors include the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, AgChoice Farm Credit, Bell & Evans Poultry, Center for Dairy Excellence, Clark’s Feed Mills Inc., Country View Family Farms Inc., Earl R. Martin Inc., Nature’s Best Organic Feeds, PennAg Industries Association, Pennfield, and Wenger’s Feed Mill Inc.

The summit is free of charge, but registration is requested by March 9. Seating is limited.  Contact Brynn Kepler at (717) 787-4627 or e-mail: brykepler@state.pa.us to register. 

For a more information and a complete schedule, click here.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture



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