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Farm Bureau announces conference speakers

Dale Cougot, senior economist with the National Cotton Council will be one of the featured speakers at the American Farm Bureau Federation's commodity outlook conference next month.

A leading expert in classical economic principles will deliver the macroeconomic outlook at the third annual American Farm Bureau Federation commodity outlook conference set for Oct. 13-15 in Pittsburgh.

Robert Genetski, one of the nation’s premier interest rate forecasters and investment advisers, has conducted pioneering research on the role and impact of taxes on economic prosperity. In the early 1980s, he correctly forecasted that tax cuts would help end the nation’s economic malaise by boosting productivity and by helping reduce both inflation and interest rates.

Other speakers at the Farm Bureau outlook conference include Daren Coppock, president and CEO of the Agricultural Retailers Association; Bob Yonkers, vice-president and chief economist with the International Dairy Food Association; and Dale Cougot, senior economist with the National Cotton Council. Other speakers will address the outlook for livestock, grains and oilseeds and wheat. Speakers also will discuss risk management and farm income and finance.

“There is one economic certainty today, and that is uncertainty,” said AFBF chief economist Bob Young. “This conference will help attendees see through the fog on everything from tax policy to the farm income outlook to the global supply and demand picture for grains, livestock and wheat.”

There is no conference registration fee for Farm Bureau members or staff. However, there is a $200 fee for attendees who are not Farm Bureau members. The conference will be held at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel.

For conference registration information, contact Jennifer DuMars with AFBF at (202) 406-3624 or

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