Providing strategic advice and practical assistance to create opportunities and develop solutions for today's agricultural challenges.

Expertise in agriculture policy is a core competency and major strength of Cornerstone Government Affairs. Our professionals have successfully represented a broad and diverse group of clients, including major commodity and livestock organizations, Land-grant universities, Fortune 100 food companies, wildlife and conservation organizations, agricultural lenders, commodity exchanges, and crop protection companies. Our team includes former senior professional staff from both the authorization and appropriations committees, personal and leadership staffs, cabinet-level executive agencies, elected and appointed officials and several industry organizations.  This includes a former counsel to both the House and Senate Agriculture Committees and staff director of the House Agriculture Committee; a former Deputy Undersecretary of Agriculture and Senate Agriculture Committee Staff Director; former USDA Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and senior staff to chairman of both the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Agriculture.

Our expertise in agriculture policy has resulted in federal funding partnerships, legislative solutions, increased market share and improved federal programs on a multitude of issues ranging from child nutrition and farm bill reauthorization to annual appropriations. We have extensive experience in the majority of the programs implemented by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and through our work with various food industry clients, similar experience with programs implemented by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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