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Freight Transportation Stakeholders:


Below is an announcement and information for a briefing titled “The Importance of Highways to U.S. Agriculture” that will be held on Thursday 1/14 at 1 PM ET on Zoom.


Feel free to distribute the announcement to appropriate freight transportation stakeholders who may have interest in the topic.


Take care and have a good day.


Carl L. (Chip) Millard III

FHWA Office of Freight Management and Operations

USDOT HQ E84-471

1200 New Jersey Avenue SE

Washington, DC 20590

Phone: 202-366-4415

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From: Sparger, Adam - AMS [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2021 11:23 AM
Subject: Follow-up Briefing for Stakeholders about USDA report: The Importance of Highways to U.S. Agriculture


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Briefing for Stakeholders about new report:

The Importance of Highways to U.S. Agriculture


On January 14th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will hold a follow-up briefing for stakeholders on the report, The Importance of Highways to U.S. Agriculture (view Report and Press Release). This follow up briefing will address more detailed questions from stakeholders who have had the opportunity to review the report since its release on December 17th as well as to accommodate any participants who were unable to join the initial briefing.


You are invited to attend a briefing about the report via Zoom at 1 p.m. ET on January 14th. The briefing will be similar in structure to the previous briefing in providing an overview of the major findings of the report, but we also hope to address your particular questions. This event is being announced by invitation only, but we would appreciate your help in informing any others who may have an interest in this report or participating in the briefing. Thus, we kindly request you please share this invitation with others.


This report was prepared in close partnership with the Department of Transportation (DOT). The report was researched and written by DOT’s Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe) through a cooperative agreement overseen by USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and its Transportation Services Division.



USDA Perspective:   Adam Sparger, Deputy Director, AMS Transportation Services Division

DOT Perspective:     Ryan Endorf, Economist, Office of the Secretary

Report Overview:     Kevin McCoy, Transportation Planner, DOT Volpe Center

Sean Peirce, Economist, DOT Volpe Center



When: 1 p.m. ET, Thursday, January 14, 2021

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Adam Sparger
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U.S. Department of Agriculture


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