US International Trade Court Judge Vaden to deliver Western Conference keynote

National Ag Law Center presents 2nd Annual Western Agricultural Law and Environmental Law Conference

Press release from University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, Drew Viguet

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Fast facts:

  • U.S. Court of International Trade Judge Stephen Vaden will present Western Conference keynote
  • Session will cover recent trends in ag trade, Farm Bill, and more

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The National Ag Law Center’s 2nd Annual Western Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference will feature a keynote on agricultural policy from a judge who deals with the matters first-hand.

The Honorable Judge Stephen Vaden of the U.S. Court of International Trade will deliver the keynote address, titled “From Regulation to Adjudication: Perspectives on Agriculture & Trade.” The conference will be held June 13-14 at the University of Nevada, Reno. The program offers educational sessions and networking opportunities for attorneys, students, and other agriculture professionals.

Vaden was appointed to the Court of International Trade in December 2020. Previously, he served as U.S. Department of Agriculture general counsel during the Trump administration.

During his keynote address, Vaden will examine recent trends in agricultural trade and the factors influencing the new structural trade deficit American farmers are facing. Additionally, he will review options to address trade in the Farm Bill and discuss how any Farm Bill passed in 2024 might affect both the agricultural and trade policy options available to the next presidential administration.

Full press release available here.