2022 Abner Womack Missouri Agriculture Outlook Conference

FAPRI-MU hosted its eighth annual Womack conference on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at the Poehlmann Educational Center, Bradford Research Farm in Columbia. It included discussions on the agricultural market outlook, policy issues, and other topics important to Missouri agriculture.


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8:30 – 8:35am          Welcome

8:35 – 8:40am          Welcome from the Division of Applied Social Sciences
                                 Joe Parcell (Director, Division of Applied Social Sciences, MU)

8:40 – 9:05am          2022-2032 FAPRI Baseline Outlook – Livestock
                                 Scott Brown (Director of Strategic Partnerships, Associate Extension Professor, MU)

9:05 – 9:30am          2022-2032 FAPRI Baseline Outlook – Crops
                                 Patrick Westhoff (Director of FAPRI and Howard Cowden Professor, MU)

9:30 – 9:55am          What Changes the Baseline for Renewable Fuels?
                                 Jarrett Whistance (Program Leader, Biofuel Market and Policy Analysis, FAPRI)

9:55 – 10:20am        Renewable Diesel – Where Can All the Soybean Meal Go?
                                 Bob Maltsbarger (Senior Research Economist, FAPRI)

10:20 – 10:40am      Break (coffee in the atrium)

10:40 – 11:00am      Introducing the Rural and Farm Finance Policy Analysis Center
                                 Sarah Low (Associate Professor, Fred V. Heinkel Chair in Agriculture, and RAFF Director)

11:00 – 11:25am     Missouri Farm Income Outlook
                                John Kruse (Associate Research Professor, MU)

11:25 – 12:00pm     Representative Farm Update
                                 Joe Outlaw (Regents Fellow, Professor, and Co-Director of AFPC at Texas A&M University)

12:00 – 1:00pm       Lunch

1:00 – 1:30pm         2022 and Beyond – Macroeconomic Outlook
                                Jason Brown (Vice President and Economist, Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank)

1:30 – 2:00pm         Global Supply Chain Disruptions for Agricultural Input Markets
                                Chris DeMoss (Director of Plant Foods, MFA Inc.)

2:00 – 2:30pm         How Conflict in the Black Sea Region Impacts US Producers and Agribusinesses
                                James Sun (Global Market Analysis & Trade Lead, Bayer Crop Science)


Sponsored by the Abner Womack Fund for Excellence in Agricultural Policy