Ag Policy/Food Prices

40th Annual National Food Policy Conference Scheduled for April 11 & 12, 2017 in Washington, DC

FDA’s Susan Mayne and National Council of Farmer Cooperatives’ Chuck Conner Among Leading Experts to Address Conference and Discuss Implications of Deep Funding Cuts for Rural Development, Agriculture, and Public Health in President’s Proposed Budget

Washington, D.C. – For the 40th year, the Consumer Federation of America will host the Annual National Food Policy Conference in Washington, DC on April 11 & 12, 2017. The event explores timely issues facing consumers, the food industry and government.

Among the confirmed speakers are Susan Mayne, Director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Chuck Conner, President & CEO of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, and Esther Dyson, Chairman of EDventure Holdings. Additional speakers will be added to the program as they are confirmed.

This year’s agenda offers a variety of facilitated discussions, including an examination by leading advocates and industry experts of the Trump Administration’s food policy agenda, an especially significant topic in the face of the President’s planned double digit cuts to agriculture, health and human services, and environmental protection agency spending. Other plenary sessions will explore the causes and consequences of food insecurity and survey the disruptive technologies poised to transform the food industry. Timely topics like the Farm Bill, immigration policy, and food safety regulations will be brought to life in breakout sessions and panels.

For decades, the National Food Policy Conference has been a Washington institution and a unique collaboration between consumer advocates, the food industry and government. The conference is organized by the Consumer Federation of America and is a highly anticipated national gathering for those interested in agriculture, food and nutrition policy.

For more information click here. To register, click here.

Contact: Thomas Gremillion, 202-939-1010


The Consumer Federation of America is an association of more than 250 non-profit consumer groups that, since 1968, has sought to advance the consumer interest through research, education, and advocacy.