US Chief Agricultural Negotiator announced to address ASA Conference 2019

US Chief Agricultural Negotiator announced to address ASA Conference 2019
Today we announced that Gregg Doud, Chief Agricultural Negotiator, in the Office of the United States Trade Representative will address delegates at the ASA conference which takes place in the Lyrath Hotel, Kilkenny on Friday 13th September 2019.
Prior to becoming Chief Agricultural Negotiator in 2018, Gregg Doud was the President of the Commodity Markets Council, where he had served since 2013. Previously he was a Senior Professional Staff member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and was part of the team that crafted the 2012 Senate Farm Bill, and his portfolio of issues included international trade, food aid, livestock and oversight of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
Before joining the Senate Agriculture Committee staff, Ambassador Doud spent eight years as the Chief Economist for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association in Washington, DC. During the past 25 years in Washington DC, he also worked for the U.S. Wheat Associates and the agricultural commodity consulting firm World Perspectives.
The final agenda for the conference can be viewed below and tickets can be purchased here.

9.15am Opening Address:  Amii McKeever, ASA President

Opening Keynote:   Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development


10.00 Future Proofing our Industry

Tara McCarthy, CEO Bord Bia

Gerry Boyle, Director, Teagasc

Brendan Gleeson, Secretary General, Department of Agriculture,

Food and the Marine

Orla Battersby, Manager Food Division, Enterprise Ireland


10.50 Networking Break


11.10 Gregg Doud, Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of United States Trade Representative


11.40 Repositioning dairy and meat for today’s consumer

Anneline Padayachee, The Food and Nutrition Doctor, Australia

Tiffany Lee, Director of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, North American Meat Institute
12.30 Networking Lunch


13.50 Executive Chair: Nick Whelan, Group Chief Executive, Dale Farm


14.20 Farming and the Environment, Meeting the Challenges
Mark Griffin, Secretary General, Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment

Andrew McHugh, Smart Farming Farmer
Oisín Coughlan, Director, Friends of the Earth
Roisín Hennerty, Managing Director, Ornua Global Foods Division


15.15 Close

Updated: 5th September 2019 — 11:45 am