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Next Happy Hour, August 17 at 5:30 p.m. at The Roost in Capitol Hill

We’re excited to announce our next happy hour.

When: August 17 at 5:30 p.m.

Where: The Roost in Capitol Hill

We have two events coming up in the next two weeks:

  1. Thursday, Aug 17th - USDA Economists Happy Hour

  2. Thursday, Aug 24th – Seminar: Transportation Economics at USDA

As a reminder, anyone is welcome to attend either of these events regardless of whether they are official USDA Economics Group members. Details are below

Peyton Ferrier

Happy Hour Details:

When: August 17 at 5:30 p.m.

Where: The Roost in Capitol Hill

1401 Pennsylvania Ave. SE,

Washington, DC 20003

Seminar Details

Presenter: Austin Hunt, USDA-AMS Transportation and Marketing

Title: “Transportation Economics at USDA”

Date: August 24th, 3 – 4pm

Summary: Over the past eighteen months, the U.S. has experienced several major agricultural transportation disruptions. These include: record diesel prices, rail service issues and labor disputes, port service issues and labor disputes, and barge disruptions due to record-low river levels. The Transportation Economics Division (TED), located in AMS, covers transportation economics issues for USDA. TED economists support domestic and international agribusinesses by providing market reports, economic analysis, transportation disruption reports, regulatory representation, and outreach to various industry stakeholders. In this presentation, TED will give an overview of its activities and reports as well as recent trends in agricultural transportation. It will also include a demonstration of accessing and using AgTransport, TED’s open-data platform. The meeting will end with a discussion about how TED can assist other economists in USDA.


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