The Trump Agriculture Advisory Committee
Here is the most recent list of President-elect Donald Trump’s Agricultural Advisory Committee, with information about who they are if it could be found.
▪ Charles Herbster, chairman of the advisory committee, Angus cattle farmer, Falls City, Neb.; owner of The Conklin Company, a chemical marketing-distribution company in Kansas City, Mo., and owner of a cattle breeding operation in Northern Virginia.
▪ Sam Clovis, national co-chair of the Trump campaign, professor at Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa.
▪ Rebecca Adcock, senior director of government affairs, Crop Life America.
▪ Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Ala., chairman of the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee.
▪ Former Florida state Sen. J.D. Alexander, a Republican, former CEO of Atlantic Blue Group, Inc., a rural property company in central Florida, and of Alico Inc., and great-grandson of Napoleon B. Broward, governor of Florida from 1905 to 1909.
▪ Jay Armstrong, operator of Armstrong Farms, Muscotah, Kan., former chairman of the Kansas Wheat Commission and former chairman of the Farm Foundation.
▪ Gary Black, Georgia agriculture commissioner.
▪ John Block, former Agriculture secretary, senior policy adviser at OFW Law.
▪ State Rep. Mike Brandenburg, R-N.D.
▪ Gov. Terry Branstad of Iowa, a Republican.
▪ Charles Bronson, former secretary of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
▪ Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas, a Republican.
▪ Edwin Camp, farmer and chairman of Western Growers.
▪ Chuck Conner, CEO of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives.
▪ Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee.
▪ Harold Cooper
▪ Gov. Jack Dalrymple of North Dakota, a Republican.
▪ Former Michigan state Rep. Gene DeRossett, who also served as the Agriculture Department’s state director for Michigan.
▪ Former Rep. Tom Ewing, R-Ill.
▪ Gov. Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, a Republican.
▪ Oklahoma state Sen. Eddie Fields, a Republican, chair of the state Senate Agriculture and Rural Development Committee.
▪ Former Sen. Peter Fitzgerald, R-Ill.
▪ Bill Flory, Idaho wheat farmer.
▪ Steve Foglesong, former president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.
▪ Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore, a Republican.
▪ Bob Gray
▪ Bob Goodale, former CEO of Harris Teeter.
▪ Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and former chairman of the House Agriculture Committee.
▪ Michigan state Sen. Mike Green, a Republican.
▪ Helen Groves, rancher, daughter of Robert Kleberg of King Ranch.
▪ John Harris
▪ Ron Heck, Iowa farmer and past president of the American Soybean Association.
▪ Former Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman, a Republican.
▪ Wyoming state Rep. Hans Hunt, member of the state House Agriculture Committee and rancher.
▪ Cindy Hyde-Smith, Mississippi commissioner of agriculture and commerce.
▪ North Carolina state Sen. Brent Jackson, Brent, a Republican.
▪ Rick Johnson
▪ A.G. Kawamura, farmer and former California food and agriculture secretary.
▪ John Kautz, CEO of Ironstone Vineyards, California.
▪ Doug Keesling, grain and livestock farmer, Kansas.
▪ Carol Keiser
▪ Charlotte Kelley, cotton grower and ginner, Tennessee.
▪ Mark Killian, farmer, rancher and Arizona state Agriculture commissioner.
▪ Charles Kruse, farmer and former president of Missouri Farm Bureau.
▪ Brian Klippenstein, executive director of Protect the Harvest.
▪ Trent Loos, writer.
▪ Forrest Lucas, CEO of Lucas Oil.
▪ Mike McCloskey, CEO of Fair Oaks Farm.
▪ Nebraska state Sen. Beau McCoy, a Republican.
▪ Ted McKinney, former director of global corporate affairs, Elanco Animal Health.
▪ Bobby McKown
▪ Sid Miller, Texas Agriculture commissioner.
▪ Patrick Morrisey
▪ Jim Moseley, former Agriculture deputy secretary.
▪ Missouri state Sen. Brian Munzlinger, Republican and chairman of the Missouri Senate Agriculture Committee.
▪ Oklahoma state Sen. Casey Murdock, a Republican.
▪ Tom Nassif, CEO of Western Growers.
▪ Phil Nelson
▪ Steve Nelson
▪ Garry Niemeyer, former president of National Corn Growers Association.
▪ Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey.
▪ Former Georgia Gov. Sonn Perdue, a Republican.
▪ Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former state Agriculture commissioner.
▪ Ryan Quarles, Kentucky Agriculture commissioner.
▪ Bruce Rastetter, CEO of Summit Agricultural Group.
▪ Kimberly Reed
▪ Oklahoma Agriculture Secretary Jim Reese.
▪ South Dakota state Sen. Larry Rhoden, former House majority leader and Senate majority whip; chair, Senate Agriculture Committee.
▪ Bill Richards
▪ Al Rider
▪ Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, a Republican.
▪ Dale Reicks
▪ Martha Roberts
▪ Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee.
▪ Ken Rogers
▪ Marcus Rust, CEO of Rose Acre Farms, an Indiana egg producer.
▪ Leslie Rutledge, attorney general or Arkansas and co-chair of the National Association of Attorney General Agriculture Committee.
▪ Bill Schuette
▪ David Spears, former member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
▪ Mike Strain, Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry commissioner.
▪ Red Steagall, official cowboy poet of Texas.
▪ Iowa state Rep. Annette Sweeney, former chair, Iowa House Agriculture Committee.
▪ Kip Tom, CEO of Tom Farms, Indiana, and farmer in South America.
▪ Johnny Trotter, CEO of BarG and Texas farmer.
▪ Steve Wellman, former president of the American Soybean Association.
▪ Walt Whitcomb, Maine agriculture commissioner.
▪ Georgia state Sen. John Wilkinson, a Republican, member of the state Senate Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee.
▪ Alan Wilson
▪ Doug Wilson
▪ Fred Yoder, chair of the The North American Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance.
–The Hagstrom Report
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