Thursday, February 9, 2017

Turnover in the House and Senate Agriculture Committees' Staff Leadership

Turnover in the House and Senate Agriculture Committees' Staff Leadership In the House of Representatives, agriculture committee Chairman Mike Conaway announced Matt Schertz will become staff director, replacing long-time Conaway aid Scott Graves. Schertz has worked for the committee since 2002 and has a long history of working with the sorghum industry. Graves will head up the agriculture practice at Williams and Jensen, a law and lobbying firm in Washington, D.C. Earlier this week, Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) announced he is naming James Glueck to be staff director, replacing Joel Leftwich. Glueck, from Canyon, Texas, was named policy director of the committee in late 2016 and was a senior policy adviser prior to that. Glueck also has a long history of working with the sorghum industry. Leftwich is expected to leave his role later this month, but his next opportunity has yet to be announced. NSP knows the strong leadership of these two individuals and looks forward to working with them as we move into the next farm bill.

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