FCI Trade Summit: Risk Management and the Value Chain

With the ever-changing complexity of global trade for crop inputs, the FCI Trade Summit has asked economist and futurist Jay Lehr, Science Director at the Heartland Institute, to analyze the global value chain to get a glimpse into changes, key influences and risk management strategies.

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Dr. Jay Lehr, The Heartland Institute


We know that rising middle classes in emerging economies, heightened regulations in the EU, China’s manufacturing policies, farm incomes and consolidation all play a role in the heightened adoption and spread of crop production technologies.

Lehr’s custom-built talk for the FCI Trade Summit audience promises to deliver insights on how macroeconomic issues collide with agronomic pressures and manufacturing trends to influence crop protection products, producers, traders and distributors around the world.

Lehr has more than 50 years of experience in agriculture economics, agronomic advising, environmental science, energy, groundwater, business administration and public policy advising and advocacy. He has delivered expert testimony for the U.S. Congress more than 30 times and has worked with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Agriculture and other regulatory bodies at the federal, state and local levels.

Lehr has work as a consultant for Cargill, John Deere, BASF, Pioneer/DuPont, Dow AgroSciences, AGCO, Land O’ Lakes, Mosaic, Syngenta and many other crop input companies, financial institutions and farming organizations.

Do you have questions for Dr. Jay Lehr? Submit them to me at [email protected], and we will work to answer your questions during the plenary session Aug. 4 at the FCI Trade Summit in Las Vegas. Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in one of the most insightful conversations of the year and engage one of the most insightful people in agriculture.