COLUMBIA, Mo. – For the first time in two years, the annual Abner Womack Missouri Agriculture Outlook Conference will be held in person. The 2022 conference is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at the University of Missouri’s Bradford Farm, 4968 S. Rangeline Road, Columbia.
Researchers from the MU Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute will discuss their newest baseline reports for crops and livestock. Development of the reports began in January, before two major events affecting agricultural markets: drought in South America and the conflict in Ukraine.
Sessions will cover “Missouri Farm Income Outlook” from the MU Rural and Farm Finance Policy Analysis Center and “Representative Farms Economic Outlook” from Texas A&M’s Agricultural and Food Policy Center. A panel discussion will look at “Agricultural Credit at the Farm Gate.”
The conference will also discuss federal policy’s impact on U.S. ethanol use and what to do with all the bean meal left by the increase in soy oil production.
After lunch, the conference will turn to global supply chain disruptions, increasing input costs, rising consumer food prices and “How Conflict in the Black Sea Region Impacts U.S. Producers and Agribusinesses.”
The Womack Conference is free, including lunch, but advance registration is required. Register at mizzou.us/2022WomackConference
— MU Extension