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USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky to Deliver Keynote Address at International Sweetener Colloquium ​

Feb 05, 2019
USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky

What role does modern food production play in shaping U.S. food and agriculture policy? How will the current administration resolve complex trade matters affecting agricultural and food interests?

Deputy Secretary Steve Censky, the second in command at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will answer those questions and more when he provides the keynote address this month at the International Sweetener Colloquium in Aventura, Florida. Censky will deliver a robust presentation on his role at the department and the administration’s views on agricultural programs and policies, especially in the U.S. sweetener sector.

“Steve Censky will be the highest-ranking U.S. official to deliver our keynote address,” said Beth Hughes, IDFA senior director of international affairs. “Deputy Secretary Censky is well versed in modern food production and plays a critical role in shaping U.S. food and agriculture policy.”

Trends, Issues and Opportunities

For more than 35 years, the International Sweetener Colloquium has gathered key players from all sectors of the global sweetener industry to provide a dynamic look at the policies, politics and public perceptions that are driving today’s sweetener industry.

Co-hosted by IDFA and the Sweetener Users Association, the event will be held Feb. 24-27 at the Turnberry Isle Miami in Aventura, Florida. The event will offer in-depth analyses of international, U.S. and Mexican sweetener markets, as well as discussions of the trends, issues and opportunities facing the industry today.

You can register here.

For more information, contact Melissa Lembke, IDFA director of meetings and educational services, at

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