USDA announced its 83rd annual Outlook Forum, "Ag at the Crossroads: Energy, Farm & Rural Policy," will be held March 1-2, 2007. The forum will focus on bioenergy and its ag implications. USDA Secretary Mike Johanns says the 2007 meeting "will consider the outlook for renewable energy and the enormous opportunity it represents for ag and rural America." The forum will also feature perspectives on the 2007 farm bill. See additional details at: www.usda.gov/oce/forum.
-- P. Scott Shearer, Washington, D.C., correspondent