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The Future of Food: Global Food and Agriculture Trends and Outlook BMO Hosts 19th Farm to Market | Chemicals Conference in New York

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NEW YORK, May 2, 2024 /CNW/ - BMO will host its 19th annual Farm to Market | Chemicals Conference on May 15 and 16, 2024 at the Westin Times Square, New York. This industry-leading event brings together leaders to discuss the future of the agriculture and food sector, from crop input production, chemicals, agribusiness to distribution, retail, protein and beverages.

The agriculture and food sectors continue to face dynamic operating environments created by lower crop prices with rebuilding supply/demand balances, consumer spending uncertainty and the global shift toward sustainability. During the conference, global institutional investors, financial sponsors and companies will have access to company presentations and panel discussions addressing the most pressing topics across the entire agri-food industry, including:

  • The State of the Farmer – a Commercial Ag Lending roundtable

  • State of the M&A and Capital Markets

  • Opportunities in Controlled Environment Agriculture

  • Deploying capital amidst uncertainty

  • Investing in sustainability

  • The State of the U.S. Wine Industry

  • Protein innovation

  • Trends in the Baking Industry

  • AgTech Disruption

BMO's world-leading analysts including Food, Retail & Distribution Analyst Kelly Bania, Consumer Analyst Tamy Chen, Fertilizer and Chemicals Analyst Joel Jackson, Chemicals Analyst John McNulty and Restaurants, Beverages, Agribusiness & Protein Analyst Andrew Strelzik will host candid and informative discussions and panels with leaders from more than 100 companies in the sector, including:

  • Alimentation Couche-Tard (ATD)

  • Ashland Global (ASH)

  • Bayer (

  • CF Industries (CF) 

  • Corteva (CTVA)

  • Darling Ingredients (DAR)

  • Dow Inc (DOW)

  • Dupont (DD)

  • FMC (FMC) 

  • Kroger (KR)

  • The Mosaic Company (MOS)

  • Nutrien (NTR) 

  • Tyson Foods (TSN)

  • Ingredion (INGR)

  • Loblaw (L)

  • Rogers Sugar (RSI)

  • Empire Company, Sobeys (EMP.A)

  • SunOpta Food Group (STKL)

News media who would like to attend, receive a copy of the agenda, access certain Webcast presentations or request an interview about the conference and market sentiment are asked to contact BMO Media Relations using the contact details below.

Note: There may be some restrictions for media on access to certain speakers. Details will be provided upon registration.

About BMO Financial Group

BMO Financial Group is the eighth largest bank in North America by assets, with total assets of $1.3 trillion as of January 31, 2024. Serving customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a diverse team of highly engaged employees providing a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management, global markets and investment banking products and services to over 13 million customers across Canada, the United States, and in select markets globally. Driven by a single purpose, to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life, BMO is committed to driving positive change in the world, and making progress for a thriving economy, sustainable future, and inclusive society.

SOURCE BMO Financial Group

For further information: For News Media Enquiries: Kelly Hechler,,(416) 867-3996

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