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Dairy Facts 2016

Forum’s Final Day to Feature Financial Forecast, Water Shortages

Jan 13, 2016
Jeffrey Rosensweig, director of the Global Perspectives Program at the Goizueta Business School, Emory University

Are you going to Dairy Forum 2016? You won’t want to miss Wednesday’s sessions on global economic forces and the complexities of water usage across the food supply chain.      

Economic Forecast and Implications for Dairy

The past 20 years have seen unprecedented volatility in economies and asset markets worldwide. The long-awaited rise of emerging markets, such as China, India, Russia, Brazil, Indonesia, Vietnam, Turkey and Mexico, presents new opportunities. However, each industry is affected by U.S. and global economic and financial forces in different ways.

Jeffrey Rosensweig, director of the Global Perspectives Program at the Goizueta Business School, Emory University, will open Wednesday morning with an analysis of these trends and forecasts and their implications for the U.S. dairy industry.

Critical Role of Water in Food Production

Severe water shortages, especially on the West Coast, are becoming more common. If prolonged, they will have a devastating impact on agriculture, food production, international trade and the price of food. The U.S. food industry is working toward implementing more sustainable ways to use and conserve water.

The concluding panel discussion will feature a processor, a farmer, a policy expert, an environmentalist and an innovator who will discuss water management strategies in agriculture and food production.

The panelists are:

  • Michael Doyle, chief executive officer, Foremost Farms USA;
  • Mike McCloskey, chief executive officer, Select Milk Producers, Inc.;
  • Sarah Porter, director, Kyl Center for Water Policy, Arizona State University;
  • Carlos Saviani, vice president, Sustainable Food, World Wildlife Fund; and
  • Emilio Tenuta, vice president of corporate sustainability, Ecolab.

Dairy Forum will be held January 24-27 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. Have you registered yet?

For more information, contact Maria Velasco, IDFA meetings coordinator and registrar, at

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