AFBF 2021 Convention Goes Virtual and Expanding 2 California Reservoirs
**The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 102nd Annual Convention scheduled for January in San Diego will instead be a virtual event due to coronavirus restrictions.
The San Diego Convention Center, where the annual meeting was to be held January 10-13, has cancelled all events through January.
According to agweb.com, the virtual convention will remain on the same dates and will be free to all attendees.
Registration details will soon be available at the Farm Bureau website, https://www.fb.org/
**Plans to expand two federal reservoirs in California would help the state adapt its aging water system to meet “significant and steadily mounting water insecurity issues,” according to the California Farm Bureau Federation.
The Farm Bureau and other groups say expansion of Lake Shasta and San Luis Reservoir would benefit the environment and economy.
Last week, the White House announced creation of a Water Subcabinet to streamline federal water management.
**The USDA and the U.S. Trade Representative’s office are accepting applications for new members to serve on seven agricultural trade advisory committees.
According to agrimarketing.com, members of the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee advise USDA and USTR on operating existing U.S. trade agreements, on negotiating new agreements, and on other trade policy matters.
Members of six Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees provide technical guidance on international trade issues that affect both domestic and foreign production in specific commodity sectors.
For more information, visit
https://www.fas.usda.gov/topics/trade-advisory-committees or email ATACs@fas.usda.gov.