Biofuels Policy, Development and Land Use forum — Feb. 5 in D.C.

Biofuels policy, development and land use issues will be discussed Tuesday, Feb. 5 at the Farm Foundation Forum. Opening presentations will be given by Wallace Tyner of Purdue University, and Tim Warman of the National Wildlife Federation. After their comments, the floor will be open for discussion, moderated by Charlie Stenholm.

The Forum will be 9 to 11 a.m. at the Holeman Lounge of the National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington D.C. Coffee available at 8:30 a.m.
About the Farm Foundation Forum: Food, agricultural and rural policy is changing. The increasing integration of the world agricultural economy presents challenges in trade, food safety, animal health and food security. More citizens and interest groups are actively working to influence agricultural, food and rural policy issues.

Farm Foundation organizes these public forums to engage all stakeholders in informed dialogue on food, agricultural and rural policies. Meeting participants examine current policies, explore and analyze alternative policy proposals, and give voice to new proposals. Speakers provide brief topic summaries, with the majority of time devoted to discussion.

Farm Foundation launched this series in February 2006 as the Farm Bill Forums, focusing on issues in the next farm bill. Stakeholders have made it clear they value the opportunity to discuss current and evolving issues. We are continuing the series as Farm Foundation Forums to issues beyond those in the current legislation.

Who should participate: People with an interest in agricultural, food and rural policy, including members of Congress, congressional staff, executive branch officials, industry representatives, NGO representatives and members of the media.

Farm Foundation is a non-profit which works as a catalyst, bringing together producers, industry, interest groups, government and academics to address economic and public policy issues facing agriculture, the food system and the people of rural America. Farm Foundation has a 75-year history of objectivity. It does not lobby or advocate positions.

Please RSVP by noon CDT, Friday, Feb. 1, to Mary Thompson, Farm Foundation Director of Communication, There is no charge to participate.

Logistics: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington D.C. Coffee available at 8:30 a.m.