Romney Names Agriculture Advisory Committee

P. Scott Shearer, Vice President

March 26, 2012

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Romney Names Agriculture Advisory Committee


Former Governor Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign announced the establishment of an agricultural advisory committee.  Senator Mike Johanns (R-NE) and Adam Putnam, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture, will serve as co-chairs of the committee. 

Other members include Chuck Conner, president/CEO of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives; Greg Ibach, director of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture; Bill Even, former South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture; Randy Russell, president of the Russell Group; Chris Policinski, president/CEO of Land O’Lakes; and, Tom Nassif, president/CEO of Western Growers.  

About the Author(s)

P. Scott Shearer

Vice President, Bockorny Group, Inc.

Scott Shearer is vice president of the Bockorny Group Inc., a leading bipartisan government affairs consulting firm in Washington, D.C. With more than 30 years experience in government and corporate relations in state and national arenas, he is recognized as a leader in agricultural trade issues, having served as co-chairman of the Agricultural Coalition for U.S.-China Trade and co-chairman of the Agricultural Coalition for Trade Promotion Authority. Scott was instrumental in the passage of China Permanent Normal Trade Relations and TPA. He is past chairman of the USDA-USTR Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in Animals and Animal Products and was a member of the USAID Food Security Advisory Committee. Prior to joining the Bockorny Group, Scott served as director of national relations for Farmland Industries Inc., as well as USDA’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs (1993-96), serving as liaison for the Secretary of Agriculture and the USDA to Congress.

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