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Farm Hands on the Potomac…for March 22, 2017

WASHINGTON, Mar. 22, 2017 - Scott Graves, the former Republican staff director of the House Agriculture Committee who recently joined the law and lobbying firm, Williams & Jensen, has been named executive director of the American Association of Crop Insurers.
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Jason Weller

Farm Hands on the Potomac…for February 15, 2017

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2017 - Jason Weller, the former chief of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, has moved on to Land O’Lakes, where he’ll be senior director of sustainability, based in Minnesota. Weller was the boss at NRCS for four years after serving as chief of staff there for almost that long. He starts the new job at the end of February.
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Joel Leftwich

Farm Hands on the Potomac…for Feb. 8, 2017

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2017 - Joel Leftwich is stepping down as majority staff director for the Senate Agriculture Committee to pursue other interests. He’s being replaced by James Glueck, a senior policy adviser for the panel who has experience at USDA and in the private sector. Leftwich is a longtime aide to Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and a former top lobbyist for PepsiCo. Glueck, a native Texan, has been on the committee staff since March 2013.

 


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