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  USDA's 94th Annual Agricultural Outlook Form

The Agricultural Outlook Forum (AOF), in its 94th year, is the USDA’s largest annual meeting. This year’s past Forum was titled The Roots of Prosperity. Along with the plenary panel discussion, attendees chose from 30 sessions with more than 80 speakers and visited a host of agriculture-related exhibits.

AOF is a platform facilitating conversation among those in the agricultural community, including producers, processors, policy makers, government officials, and both foreign and domestic non-government organizations, on key agricultural issues and topics.

USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) led a panel discussion titled “Crop Insurance in the U.S. and Abroad” in the Agricultural Policies Here and Abroad track held on Friday, February 23, 2018, at 11 a.m. EST in Salon III & IV of the Crystal City Gateway Hotel in Arlington, VA.


Thomas Zacharias, President, National Crop Insurance Services


  • Federal Crop Insurance Following the 2014 Farm Bill - Dr. Kent Lanclos, RMA
    Presentation Slides
  • Crop Insurance: A Producer Perspective - Chalmers Carr III, President & CEO, Titan Farms
    Presentation Slides
  • The International Market for Agricultural Insurance - Dr. Lysa Porth, Assistant Professor / Chair, Ag Risk Management & Insurance, University of Manitoba
    Presentation Slides

To obtain more information and register, visit the 2018 Agricultural Outlook Forum website.

2017 Agricultural Outlook Forum