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Dairy Facts 2016

New IDFA Conference to Consider Intersection of National Politics & Food Policy

Jun 27, 2012

IDFA’s Policy & Politics Conference will be held September 19-21 in Washington, D.C., immediately after the two political conventions. With keynotes and panels featuring the most influential policy makers, the conference will provide insight into the strategies and deal-making shaping the national agenda during this election cycle. Also participating will be the top decision-makers within the federal agencies responsible for the regulations that cover dairy products and businesses.

All dairy executives will want to hear what they have to say. The two-day conference will offer sessions that include:

Up For Grabs: 2012 Election Outlook in the U.S. Senate
Will the Senate be controlled by Democrats or Republicans after the 2012 election? A member of the National Republican Senatorial Committee will provide insights on the likelihood of Republicans gaining control of the U.S. Senate in the 2012 elections.

Farm Bill 2012: Are New Dairy Policy Changes Headed Our Way?
Agriculture policy, including dairy, is a hot topic in Congress as the current Farm Bill expires on September 30, 2012. Will regional interests once again trump partisan politics? Or will agriculture, like nearly every other policy issue, get caught in the crossfire between Republicans and Democrats and between the House and Senate? Members of congressional agriculture committees will discuss their views on current agriculture policy, the changes we can expect in the future and the ways dairy companies may be affected.

The Regulatory Revolution: New Ways for Companies to Think about Engagement with Government
Increasing regulatory pressures put on the food and agricultural industries are not going away any time soon. A consultant from a leading commodity, food industry and agribusiness research and consulting firm will discuss how policy and regulations are influenced. Attendees will learn what research shows about whether active participation in the regulatory arena yields better results than engagement in legislation and courts.

Registration is now open for IDFA’s Policy & Politics Conference, which will be held at The Renaissance Mayflower Hotel in Washington D.C.

For more information, contact Patrick Crosson, IDFA meetings and educational services assistant, at

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