Tentative Schedule of Events

**Times are tentative and may be revised. Please review the final schedule of events on the Meeting Platform.

Monday, October 5, 2020 

9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. PST

USPLTA Executive Board Meeting

Passcode will be distributed prior to meeting

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

8:00 —9:00 a.m. PST

USPLTA Annual Meeting: Welcome, Introductions

Passcode will be distributed prior to meeting

 

Crop Production Report Panel - Charlie Shrope

Panel:
Gary Ferrel, Ryan Higginbotham, Bert Brocke, Phil Hinrichs, Brad Kantorowicz, Matt Franks, Ryan Edinger, Dustin Kreger, Brady Kok, Brian Jelinek and Jake Hansen

Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Q & A

9:00 —10:15 a.m. PST

USA Market Update

USA Marketing Program - Jeff Rumney

Virtual Harvest Tour Video

US Stocks & Crop Production Report - Tim McGreevy

Impact of COVID on the Global Pulse Market - Tim McGreevy

International Guest Participants Introductions

Passcode will be distributed prior to meeting

10:30 a.m.—4:00 p.m. PST

Virtual Trade Mission One-on-One Meetings

One-on-One Meetings for USPLTA Members

Pre-scheduled meetings with New Market Buyers; see individual agendas; Passcode will be distributed prior to meeting

4:00 —5:00 p.m. PST

USPLTA vReception "Keeping Community Connected"

Video "Shout Outs"

"Cookin' on Camera" with Chef Jeff Rathbun

Passcode will be distributed prior to meeting

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

8:00 —9:00 a.m. PST

Welcome - Tim Gustavson, Chairman

Moisture Standards in Chickpeas: Progress Report - Dan Bruce

Partners:

Incidence of Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Effects of Processing on Antinutrient factors in 5 Canine Formulations - Dr. Renee Streeter, BSM Partners

DCM Crisis Management Update - Louise Pollock, Pollock Communications

What's Going On With Glyphosate? - Shawna Lemke, Bayer Science

Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Q & A

Passcode will be distributed prior to meeting

9:00 —10:00 a.m. PST

Trade & Aid

State of Affairs for Global Negotiations - Under Secretary Ted McKinney, USDA

PL480 & Food Aid: The Outlook for Pulses - Greg Olson, USAID

Section 32 & Food Aid: The Outlook for Pulses - Chris Purdy, USDA 

Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Q & A

 

Lifecycle Sustainability Assessment of US Pulse Production - Dr. Greg Thoma, University of Arkansas

Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Q & A

Passcode will be distributed prior to meeting

10:15 —10:30 a.m. PST

Roundtable Check In for Virtual One-on-Ones

 

10:30 a.m.—3:00 p.m. PST

USADPLC Virtual Trade Mission

Pre-scheduled meetings with New Market Buyers; see individual agendas; Passcode will be distributed prior to meeting

3:00 —4:00 p.m. PST

Round Table Grades Discussion

Passcode will be distributed prior to meeting

4:00 —5:00 p.m. PST

Meet the USADPLC International Marketing Reps

Raul Caballero, Mexico & South America
Violeta Picazzo, Mexico & South America
Lucy Dai, China
Shakun Dalal, India
David McClellan, Mediterranean Region
Johanna Stobbs, Northern Europe
Joel Woodward, Southeast Asia

 

Thursday, October 8, 2020

8:00 —9:15 a.m. PST

Welcome - Tim Gustavson, Chairman

Nutrition Policy & Strategies for Dietary Guidelines & Crediting -  Maggie Gentile, Food Directions

Paving the Path into School Markets: Outreach & Initiatives - Stephanie Hodges, RD, Pollock Communications

The Growing Global Demand for Pulse Flour Ingredients - Matt Tripodi, Euromonitor International

Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Q & A

 

Bag Issues at the Port - Mark Miller, MacMillan-Piper & Walter Knight, PCC Logistics

What does it mean to have representation for our industry on the Commercial Custom Operations Advisory Committee Representation? - Brenda Barnes, US Dept. Homeland Security COAC

Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Q & A

Passcode will be distributed prior to meeting

9:15 —10:00 a.m. PST

USPLTA Annual Business Meeting: General Session, Voting - Tim Gustavson, Chairman

USPLTA Annual Meeting Closing Comments

Passcode will be distributed prior to meeting

10:15 —10:30 a.m. PST

Roundtable Check In for Virtual One-on-Ones

10:30 a.m.—4:00 p.m. PST

Virtual Trade Mission One-on-One Meetings

 

Passcode will be distributed prior to meeting

4:30 —5:00 p.m. PST

Closing Remarks - Final Meeting with USADPLC Staff, US Exporters & International Guest Participants

 


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