Ag Outlook Forum reflects on 2008 and looks to the future

Wisconsin Agricultural Economic Outlook Forum 2009
Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum 2009

CALS economists and commodity specialists were joined by Larry Salathe, senior economist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of the Chief Economist, to review the financial condition of the state’s farm sector and the outlook for agricultural commodities important to the state at the second annual Agricultural Economic Outlook Forum on Jan. 16. People from around the state participated in the discussion, viewing the live webcast and submitting questions to the presenters. Archived footage of the webcast, the PowerPoint presentations used during the forum, and the Status of Wisconsin Agriculture 2009 report are all available at