LINCOLN — “Global Economic Growth and Agricultural Trade: Prospects, Policies and Perspectives” is the focus of a free symposium June 4 at the Graduate Hotel, 141 N. Ninth St. in Lincoln.

There will be a 5 p.m. reception, with the symposium to follow from 6-7:30 p.m.

Event hosts are the Farm Foundation Food and Agricultural Trade Resource Center and Clayton Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Keynote speaker Luke Chandler, chief economist of Deere and Company, will be followed by a panel of ag trade experts:

- Richard Crowder, former U.S. chief agricultural negotiator, who is professor of ag trade at Virginia Tech University.

- Darci Vetter, former U.S. chief agricultural negotiator, who is global lead, public affairs and vice chair for agriculture and food for Edelman, a global communications marketing firm.

- John Beghin, Michael Yanney chair of international trade and finance in the Yeutter Institute and Department of Agricultural Economics at UNL.

The symposium will be streamed live at

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