NMPF’s Doud, Land O’Lakes’ Kappelman on Dairy Expo Farm Bill Panel

NMPF’s incoming President and CEO and a top Land O’Lakes Inc. executive are participating in an informative discussion on “What the 2023 Farm Bill Has in Store for Dairy” on Thursday at noon CDT at the World Dairy Expo. Attendees will gain valuable insights into the policy changes that will shape the future of U.S. dairy.

The event is open to the public in the Mendota 1 meeting room of the Exhibition Hall on the World Dairy Expo grounds. The discussion will also be livestreamed and available on demand via the World Dairy Expo YouTube channel.

Panelists include:

Gregg Doud – Chief Operating Officer, NMPF

Gregg Doud is NMPF’s Chief Operating Officer. He will become President and CEO of the organization in January after having been named to the position last June. Before arriving at NMPF he served as the Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative from 2018 until 2021; he previously served as the president of the Commodity Markets Council, representing commodities exchanges before Congress and federal agencies. He also has served as a staff member for the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, where he helped draft the 2012 Farm Bill, and as chief economist for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Most recently, he worked at Aimpoint Research as its Vice President of Global Situational Awareness and Chief Economist.

Pete Kappelman – Senior Vice President of Member and Government Relations, Land O’Lakes

Pete Kappelman brings a lifetime of experience to the role of Senior Vice President of Member and Government Relations at Land O’Lakes, as a successful crop and dairy farmer along with his advocacy experience and board involvement with many agricultural organizations. Pete has been a leader in working with legislators on important ag policy issues including the Farm Bill, climate, trade and immigration. He also served as an Ag Policy Advisor to the Administration for the United States Department of Agriculture and the Office of the United States Trade Representative; in addition he was named Director of the Year in 2018 by the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives.  Pete is a fourth-generation farmer, having led Meadow Brook Dairy Farms, LLC, with his wife Shellie and their three adult children.

We invite members of the press to join us for this important discussion about the anticipated updates affecting dairy farmers in the upcoming Farm Bill.