Babcock to Participate in Orientation for New Members of Congress

Bruce Babcock, professor of economics and director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University, will be part of a panel of experts in agricultural policy brought together for a January orientation of new members of Congress. The program is sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives and the Congressional Research Service and is part of the official orientation on legislative issues and procedures. The program on agriculture, to be held January 10 in Williamsburg, Virginia, focuses on the most important agricultural issues likely to be addressed during the 112th Congress and gives new members a forum for discussion and access to experts for questions they may have about specific policies. Babcock has provided testimony in previous congressional committee sessions on the farm bill, biofuels policies, and the crop insurance program.

(Released January 2011)