WASHINGTON, Nov. 24, 2014 - Agri-Pulse is pleased to announce the appointment of Philip Brasher as a senior editor, based in Washington, D.C., effective Dec. 1.


“We are very excited to have a talented veteran journalist like Phil join us full-time in Washington,” said Sara Wyant, Agri-Pulse Editor and Publisher. “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 two-and-a-half decades.”  

Brasher most recently served as editor of “CQ on Agriculture and Food” for CQ Roll Call, a unit of The Economist Group. He has reported on food and agriculture policy for more than 15 years, also working for The Associated Press, The Des Moines Register and Gannett. In 2009, Brasher’s project funded by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting looked into prospects for biotechnology in Africa.

He has served as a key 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 of journalism from The University of Texas at Austin, Brasher is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists and North American Agricultural Journalists.

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

Follow Brasher and the Agri-Pulse team on Twitter @PhilipBrasher and @AgriPulse

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For more information, contact Editor Sara Wyant @ Sara@Agri-Pulse.com