United Poultry Concerns September 18, 2006

Future Trends in Animal Agriculture Symposium

To persons who may be interested in attending this important opportunity for networking and improving their understanding of these farmed animal welfare issues in Washington, DC. Open to the public.



Future Trends in Animal Agriculture Symposium: Addressing International Trade Complexities of Animal Welfare


Date:              September 20, 2006 

Time:             8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location:      Jefferson Auditorium, South Agriculture Building

Audience:       All USDA Personnel, Congressional Staffers, Open to the Public


Welcome: Charles Conner, Deputy Secretary, USDA

Current Critical Issues in International Trade : David Blandford, Professor, Pennsylvania State University

Canadian Experience: Keys to Successful Cooperation between Diverse Groups: Susan Church, Manager, Alberta Farm Animal Care, Canada

Panel: Animal Welfare as a Trade Issue

  1. Michael David, Director, National Center for Import and Export, USDA, APHIS
  2. Lori Mitchell, Economist, USDA, ERS
  3. Kay Johnson, Executive Vice President, Animal Agriculture Alliance
  4. Marta Prado, Special Counsel for International Trade Policy, Humane Society of the US
  5. Michael Appleby, Trade Policy Manager, World Society for the Protection of Animals

Disease Transfer Potential: Impact on Animal Husbandry and International Trade: Ron DeHaven, Administrator, USDA, APHIS

Economics and Animal Welfare Implications of Moving Animal Production Outside the USA: Ray Stricklin, Professor, University of Maryland

How Must or Should the USA Address Trade and Animal Welfare Issues? : Greg Doud, Chief Economist, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Marlene Halverson, Farm Animal Economics Advisor, Animal Welfare Institute

Open Response, Audience Sign-Up                     

Summary: Ray Stricklin, Professor, University of Maryland

For your NON-GOVERNMENT Friends:    Please send your name, affiliation, postal address, and preferred email address to: David Brubaker, 145 South Spruce Street, Lititz, PA 17543; or send the information via email to PennsylvaniaB@aol.com.  On-site registration is primarily limited to congressional and federal government personnel.  09/06/06


Richard Reynnells, National Program Leader, Animal Production Systems

US Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research,

Education and Extension Service, Plant and Animal Systems

800 9th Street, SW, Room 3140 Waterfront Centre

Washington, DC  20250-2220

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email:  rreynnells@csrees.usda.gov

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