Watch on-demand now to learn what key ag Cabinet appointments may mean for the U.S. agrifood industry.
What changes will the new Biden administration bring to the animal feed industry? How will agricultural trade and the feed and grain markets be affected by the incoming U.S. president? Experts will discuss key appointments in the new administration that will affect the ag industry, how Biden’s policies will affect international trade, and what effect all these changes could have on the feed and grain markets. This presentation will feature Constance Cullman, CEO of the American Feed Industry Association, who will discuss the Biden administration’s key agriculture Cabinet appointments and trade policies, and Ben Brown, assistant professor of agricultural risk management at the University of Missouri, who will explore how the feed and grain markets might be affected by changes in the White House.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
1. Find out what key ag Cabinet appointments may mean for the U.S. agrifood industry.
2. Learn more about Biden’s trade policies and how they will affect U.S. agriculture.
3. Explore how the regulatory environment may change in the next four years.
4. See how the feed and grain markets could be affected by changes in the White House.
Constance Cullman, president, and CEO, American Feed Industry Association
Constance Cullman is the American Feed Industry Association’s president and CEO. She also serves as the president of AFIA’s public charity the Institute for Feed Education and Research. She represents AFIA on international issues, serving on the International Feed Industry Federation’s board of directors and executive committee, as well as the Global Feed LCA Institute’s board of directors. In 2020, Cullman was appointed to serve on the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service’s Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee. Cullman previously served as the president and CEO of Farm Foundation. Prior to that role, she served as the U.S. government affairs leader for Dow AgroSciences; senior director of regulatory, technical, and international affairs at the Corn Refiners Association; associate administrator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service; vice president of agricultural ecology at the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation; and extension associate at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Cullman has a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics and a master’s degree in agricultural economics with an emphasis on international trade and agricultural policy from The Ohio State University. She hails from Marysville, Ohio, where her family owned and operated a cow/calf farm.
Ben Brown, assistant professor of agricultural risk management, University of Missouri
Ben Brown is an assistant professor in agricultural risk management at the University of Missouri. He is from Appleton City, Missouri, where he grew up on a diversified row crop and cattle operation and was active in 4-H and FFA. Brown received an undergraduate degree from Kansas State University in 2015 in agricultural economics and agronomy. As a student at K-State, he was a student assistant to Dr. Barry Flinchbaugh learning agricultural policy, and as a legislative assistant in the Office of the University President under Dr. Sue Peterson. Brown worked closely with K-State’s Research and Extension system and the College of Agriculture to advance policy initiatives that benefited university students and extension patrons as well as involvement with the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility project. He received a Master’s in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he was a graduate assistant to the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI-MU). His area of focus was on current U.S. farm policy with specific work on the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Commodity Programs in the Agricultural Act of 2014. He previously was an assistant professor of professional practice in agricultural risk management and oversaw The Farm Management Program in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics at The Ohio State University.