At the most well-attended USDA Ag Outlook Conference ever held, Bruce enjoyed the chance to network with friends and colleagues and the opportunity for dialog about advancing trade, technology and sustainability issues. With former President Bill Clinton as a distinguished speaker along with Secretary Vilsack, Senator Stabenow and several other outstanding speakers, panelists and presenters on the agenda, there was certainly an air of excitement that set the tone for a positive outlook as we address these serious issues.