Three industry experts will provide critical information on the current situation and outlook for corn and soybeans, protein markets, and international trade during a panel discussion scheduled as part of the National Chicken Council’s upcoming Annual Conference. The conference will be held October 4-5 in Washington, D.C. at the Four Seasons.

The panel will be moderated by Carl Blackham, managing director, food & consumer group, Harris Bank.  The three panelists are Farha Aslam, managing director, Stephens, Inc. who will provide current and future snapshots of the protein markets;  Jerry Bange, chairman of USDA’s World Agricultural Outlook Board, who will discuss the critical situation and outlook for corn and soybeans; and David Nelson,  global strategist, managing director, Rabobank International, who will provide insight into  international markets.

On-line registration for the conference is currently open.  To hear this important panel discussion, please be sure to register for the conference and make your hotel reservations by September 12. To register online, visit and log on in the upper right-hand corner with your email address and password. If you do not know your password, contact Wade Parker in the NCC office via phone at (202) 296-2622 or via email at [email protected].