Friend of Agricultural Economics Award

The biennial Friend of Agricultural Economics Award is presented to one or more Members of Congress for their support of economics research, extension, education, and reasoning. In 2015, Chairman Roberts received the award in his DC office. In the past we've awarded the following: Representative Greg Walden (2013), Senators Debbie Stabenow and Roy Blunt (2011), Representative Chet Edwards (2009), Representative Frank Lucas (2007), Representatives Adam Putnam and Rosa DeLauro (2005), and Senator Thad Cochran (2003).

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U.S. Evidence-based Policy: The role of agricultural and applied economists

The Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking (CEP) was established by the bipartisan Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act of 2016 (P.L. 114-140). The law established a 15-member commission that would examine improving federal data used in evaluating spending and tax programs, while protecting the privacy rights of the public from which basic data comes. The members of the commission represent "disciplines relevant to program evaluation and data management, including economics, statistics and data security". The law aims to use existing data to improve how government programs operate.

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Agricultural and Applied Economics Congressional Visits Days

Agricultural and applied economics research and information underpin not only the capacity of the American agricultural and resource enterprises but also the vitality of economies and communities world-wide. The Agricultural and Applied Economics Congressional Visits Day (CVD) is a one-day biennial event that brings agricultural and applied economics professionals and executives to Washington, DC to raise awareness about the importance of agricultural and applied economics analysis, research, and related statistical resources.

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C-FARE's 2017 Board of Directors

The Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics welcomes its new directors and appreciates the service of its continuing members. "The C-FARE Board of Directors undertook an important strategic planning process, critical for the ongoing success of the organization and its volunteer experts network. We appreciate the hard work of the outgoing board members. They provided an important foundation for continuity of this organization's mission" says Roger Coupal, Board Chairman. "We have a wonderful group of leaders to take the torch and lead the organization forward. We warmly welcome all of the incoming directors."

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