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Washington Conference General Sessions

September 21-22, 2021 | Washington, D.C.

 

Opening General Session Breakfast
Tuesday, September 21 | 8:00 am ET

USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Jenny Lester Moffitt keynoted Tuesday morning’s Opening General Session Breakfast. 

About Under Secretary Jenny Lester Moffitt
Under Secretary Moffitt oversees the Agricultural Marketing Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and is in charge of assuring fair competition in the marketplace, protecting U.S. crops and livestock from pests and diseases, and regulating genetically engineered crops, among other duties.

 

General Session Luncheon
Tuesday, September 22 | 11:30 am ET

Cedric Richmond, Senior White House Adviser and Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, keynote Tuesday’s General Session Luncheon.

About Cedric Richmond
Cedric Richmond is a former five-term U.S. congressman from Louisiana. After co-chairing Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign, he was named the president’s senior adviser and director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, roles that allow him to build on his deep relationships in Congress, with key political constituencies and with President Biden. Recently, President Biden selected Cedric Richmond to lead Hurricane Ida recovery efforts.

General Session Breakfast
Wednesday, September 22 | 8:00 am ET

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) keynoted Wednesday morning’s General Session Breakfast, during the United Fresh Washington Conference. Hear the Chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee share her insights and vision on how best to address current policies, opportunities, and obstacles the produce industry will need to meet.

About Senator Stabenow
Senator Stabenow made history in 2000 when she became the first woman from Michigan elected to the United States Senate. As Chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Senator Stabenow authored the 2014 Farm Bill, which strengthened agriculture and made historic investments in land and water conservation, clean energy, local food systems, specialty crops, cutting-edge research and biobased manufacturing. She built on that success in coauthoring the 2018 Farm Bill, which passed on a strong bipartisan vote of 87-13 – the most Senate votes ever.

 

Thank you to our General Session Breakfast sponsors

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For more information, contact Angela Tiwari, United Fresh’s Director, Grassroots & Political Action, at 202.303.3416.