The Second Annual Southwest Ag Issues Summit offered farmers, ranchers and others involved in the industry across the region an opportunity to hear the latest updates on the farm bill debate, crop insurance, the state of the agricultural industry, trade and regulatory issues. Here are a few photos from the Summit, a meeting that likely will be considered one of the best policy sessions of the year.
CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE Agriculture Committee Frank Lucas updates participants at the Southwest Ag issues Summit on the farm bill.
BEFORE HIS ADDRESS at the recent Southwest Ag Issues Summit in Oklahoma City, Jim Wiesemeyer, Informa Economics, right, chats with Darren Hudson, Texas Tech University, far left, and Marc Adams, CoBank.
David Wasserman, Cook Political Report
Crop insurance under seige
FORMER CHAIRMAN of the House Agriculture Committee Larry Combest talks with Linda Raun, El Campo, Texas, during a break at the Southwest Ag Issues Summit.
FARM BILL PANELISTS (from left) Jeff Harrison, Combest and Sell (moderator), and House Ag Committee Staff members Matt Schertz and Bart Fischer, comment on the farm bill development process during the recent Southwest Ag Issues Summit in Oklahoma City.
JIMMY CLARK, executive director, Southwest Council of Agribusiness, left, discusses issues with Tom Sell, Combest and Sell, and Dee Vaughan, president, Southwest Council of Agribusiness, at the recent Southwest Ag Issues Summit.
Joe Outlaw, Texas AgriLife Extension economist
Linda McDonald, Sand Ridge Energy
Next steps to a farm bill?
Risk management tools panelists.
Waddy Mitchell, cowboy poet
, David Wolfe, Environmental Defense Fund
Steve Manning, Natural Resource Solutions
Shawn Wade, Plains Cotton Growers, moderated the endangeed species panel.
David Gibson, Texas Corn Producers