Ag Policy/Food Prices

President’s Proposed Budget Cuts Will Be Front & Center at the National Food Policy Conference

FDA’s Susan Mayne and Farmer Cooperatives’ Chuck Conner Among Leading Experts to Address Conference – Great Media Opportunity

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. Among the 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.

This year’s agenda includes:

  • Food Policy Reform Outside of the Beltway
  • Big Data and the Future of Food Safety
  • Hunger in America
  • Infant Nutrition and Public Policy
  • Food Safety Modernization Act for Meat and Poultry
  • The Next Farm Bill
  • Consolidation in the Food Industry
  • Leading the Way to Less Food Waste
  • Food and Immigration
  • Food Industry Disruptors

Organized by the Consumer Federation of America for 40 years, the National Food Policy Conference has been a Washington institution and a unique collaboration between consumer advocates, the food industry and government. This event provides the media with an excellent opportunity to uncover the latest food policy issues and develop contacts for future stories.

For more information and media registration click here, or go to CFA’s website.

Location: Marriott Metro Center Hotel, 775 12th Street NW

Tuesday: 8:15-5:00; Wednesday: 8:15-12:30


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.