Date & Time: Wednesday, May 29 - 1:00pmCT
Presenter: John Newton, PhD - American Farm Bureau Federation
The 2018 Farm Bill provided evolutionary changes to farm programs, continued the crop insurance program and revamped the conservation title - all of which impact farmland values. This webinar will review the current status of the farm economy, the changes made in 2018 farm bill and outlook for land values. Attendees will have an opportunity to engage by providing their perspective and outlook for agricultural land values.
Dr. Newton is the Chief Economist for American Farm Bureau Federation, the largest farm organization of independent farmers in the United States. In this role Dr. Newton provides analysis used for the development of and advocacy for Farm Bureau policy.
Prior to joining Farm Bureau, Newton worked for the United States Department of Agriculture as an agricultural economist. While serving in this role Dr. Newton was detailed to both the Senate Agriculture Committee and the USDA Office of the Chief Economist to provide policy analysis on the 2014 farm bill. Following his service to USDA and the Congressional Committee, Dr. Newton was an award-winning faculty member at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign working in agricultural commodity markets, risk management and farm policy. Dr. Newton also serves on the board of directors for the Council on food and resource economics, and in 2016 was appointed to USDA’s agricultural trade advisory committee and advisory committee on agricultural statistics. In 2018, Dr. Newton was appointed to the advisory council of American Farm Bureau Insurance Services, Inc. Dr. Newton holds a Ph.D. and two Master’s degrees from The Ohio State University in applied and agricultural economics.