June 29, 2016
Yesterday, Heritage kicked off a critical agriculture policy series, Farms and Free Enterprise: A Blueprint for Agricultural Policy, with a Capitol Hill briefing on regulations and obstacles in agriculture. The event was keynoted by former U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary John Block. The lively discussion that followed, on the influence and impact of regulations on the agriculture industry, touched on such relevant issues as the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule and mandatory GMO labeling.
The event coincides with the release of an important Heritage report on the same topic, Eliminating and Reducing Regulatory Obstacles in Agriculture.
This summer and early fall, Heritage will be hosting numerous events and publishing corresponding reports on topics of importance to the agricultural policy debate, including free trade, the renewable fuel standard and agricultural risk.
The next event will be held on Monday, July 11, 2016, with a panel discussion on promoting free trade in agriculture.
For more information, visit the series website HERE.