The American Trucking Associations' Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference, the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, and North Dakota State University will sponsor the “National Summit on Agricultural and Food Truck Transport for the Future” April 25-26 at the Holiday Inn, Reagan National Airport, Washington, D.C.

The summit, featuring 30 speakers, provides a venue for the trucking, agricultural and food industries, and other stakeholders, to discuss critical issues and ways to strengthen commercial trucking, to ensure the safety and success of the food and agricultural transport industry in the future.

Developing legislative and policy initiatives in agriculture and food trucking for possible inclusion in the 2007 farm bill and other appropriate federal legislation will be key focal points of the summit.

The summit will examine the impact of farm and energy policy changes on domestic agricultural production and processing; the ability of trucking to meet increasing demands from agricultural shippers and the food industry; and the influence of energy costs on the trucking industry.

For summit updates and registration information visit: www.agandfoodtrucking.org, or contact Fletcher Hall, AFTC executive director, at (703) 838-7999.