From the governor’s office to the White House, the recent elections resulted in many changes at both the state and federal levels. How those changes affect Indiana farmers is the focus of the Indiana Corn and Soybean Forum on Tuesday, November 29, at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds and Exposition Center in Noblesville. The Indiana Corn Growers Association and Indiana Soybean Alliance Policy Committee are hosting the forum which begins at 10 a.m. with lunch sponsored by Beck’s Hybrids.
John Ketzenberger, president of the Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute and analyst on “Indiana Week in Review,” will give his insights on what changes might be happening at the Statehouse and what they mean for agriculture. Representatives from the American Soybean Association and National Corn Growers Association will provide an overview of what they see happening in both Congress and the new Administration and what that means to farmers.
After lunch, the Indiana corn and soybean checkoff organizations are sponsoring a session with Michael Langemeier and David Widmar of Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture.
Widmar will give an overview of the current state of the agriculture industry and review the Center’s Ag Economy Barometer, which is a nationwide measure of the health of the U.S. agricultural economy. Langemeier will talk about risk management.
The forum is free and runs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29, with lunch provided by Beck’s Hybrids. Pre-registration is required at www.indianasoybean.com/forum.