Prospects for Reform of U.S. Agricultural Policy — With or Without Doha

Secretary of Agriculture to discuss new farm bill at Cato foru

August 28, 2006

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On Thursday, August 31, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns will discuss the Administration’s plans for the new Farm Bill at the Cato Institute forum, Prospects for Reform of U.S. Agricultural Policy – With or without Doha. The Secretary’s address will begin at 11:00 AM in the Cato Institute’s F.A. Hayek auditorium.

As a prominent member of President Bush’s economic team, Secretary Johanns has visited rural communities across the country to get a first-hand view of the effects of farm policy.

Also speaking at the forum will be former Congressman Cal Dooley, who is currently President and CEO of the Food Products Association, and University of Illinois professor Robert Thompson, one of America’s foremost agricultural economists and a member of the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee.

To register for the event, please visit http://www.cato.org/event.php?eventid=3163.