By The Associated Press
STARKVILLE — Agricultural economists are meeting Friday in Starkville to analyze the potential impact of the 2012 federal Farm Bill.
The bill is the main piece of legislation that establishes U.S. food and agricultural policy. It is renewed every five years.
The discussion is part of the annual gathering of the Mississippi Agricultural Economics Association. The meeting takes place at the Franklin Center on the Mississippi State University campus in Starkville.
Among the speakers are MSU President Mark Keenum, Mississippi Farm Bureau President Randy Knight and Carlisle Clark, agriculture liaison for U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran.