WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that Secretary Tom Vilsack will deliver the keynote address for the 85th annual Agricultural Outlook Forum, "Global Agriculture & Rural America in Transition." The forum, set for Feb. 26-27 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Va., will focus on a broad range of topical issues related to energy, trade, technology, farm policy, risk management and rural America. In addition, it will feature commodity supply and demand and food price outlooks.

For a full roster of speakers, program preview and registration, go to www.usda.gov/oce/forum. Registration is $350 until Feb. 6 and $375 thereafter.