Challenges to Changing Antibiotic Use in Food Animal Production: Economics, Data and Policy (The Farm Foundation and the US Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service)

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 1:00pm to Friday, September 7, 2018 - 5:00pm

Challenges to Changing Antibiotic Use in Food Animal Production: Economics, Data and Policy (The Farm Foundation and the US Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service)

Washington, DC - September 6-7, 2018

The workshop is targeted to academics, federal analysts, policy makers, non-profit representatives and industry stakeholders.

The program for the Sept. 6-7 workshop will include presentation of new research on the economic aspects of changing antibiotic use on U.S. farms, as well as information on collection of data on the sale and use of antibiotics in U.S. food animal production. Other topics to be addressed include:

  • Changes in costs, practices and structures in the U.S. livestock sector and associated industries due to recent FDA policy changes on antibiotic use in food animal production.
  • Consumer demand for products raised without antibiotics, and associated price premiums.
  • The challenges of supplying U.S. beef raised with fewer antibiotics.
  • Potential applicability of  incentive mechanisms used in human pharma to animal pharma.
  •  Description and analysis of ongoing efforts to collect data on antibiotic use in U.S. food animal production. 

There is no charge to participate in this workshop, however, registration is required.  Registration can be completed HERE and must be made by Aug. 30.

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