Agri-Pulse is pleased to announce that Philip Brasher will be promoted to Executive Editor, expanding his role in the company’s management and strategy.

Since joining Agri-Pulse in 2014, Brasher has been at the forefront of key legislative issues facing farmers and ranchers, including the recently passed farm bill, and a host of other legislative and regulatory issues.

“Phil is one of the most knowledgeable food and agriculture policy journalists in the nation. He will help us continue to expand our Capitol Hill coverage - drawing upon expertise and relationships built in a career on Capitol Hill spanning three decades,” noted Editor and Publisher Sara Wyant. “In addition, he will be more involved in editorial decision-making on both Daybreak and the Agri-Pulse e-newsletter and our future growth strategy.”  

Brasher has reported full-time on food and agriculture policy for nearly 20 years. Prior to joining Agri-Pulse, he served as editor of "CQ on Agriculture and Food" for CQ Roll Call. Brasher also worked for The Associated Press, The Des Moines Register and Gannett.

In 2009, his project, funded by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, looked into prospects for biotechnology in Africa. A 2014 project assessed the challenges facing the Feed the Future initiative and its potential for increasing food production and reducing hunger in Ethiopia and Guatemala.

Brasher has served as a lead reporter on award-winning projects examining the future of biofuels, the impact of climate change on agriculture and the environmental and economic effects of changing land ownership patterns.

A native of Texas, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from The University of Texas at Austin, he is a member of the White House Correspondents Association, the National Press Club and the North American Agricultural Journalists.

He resides in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife, Lenora.

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