Looking Ahead: Impact of the 2020 Elections on Ag Law and Policy
The 2020 elections, regardless of outcome, will be historically significant for U.S. agriculture. This webinar will analyze agricultural policy and lawmaking in light of the 2020 election results. Issues covered will include updates and prognostications on key appointments at USDA and Congressional committees, as well as implications for the next Farm Bill, international trade, federal and state regulatory environment, and more.
Hunt Shipman, Principal & Director, Cornerstone Government Affairs
With over two decades of experience in Washington, Hunt Shipman has held a variety of positions in government and the private sector. Prior to joining Cornerstone, Hunt was a senior executive for the largest trade association serving the food and beverage industry, where he led the association’s government affairs and communications programs. From 2001 to 2003, Hunt was Deputy Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services and served as the acting Deputy Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs at the United States Department of Agriculture. In this capacity, he led three agencies with over 18,000 employees stationed around the world, and administered over $31 billion in programs. Hunt was the Department of Agriculture’s principal negotiator with the Congress for the 2002 Farm Bill. Hunt also served as the staff director of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Professional Staff Member at the Senate Appropriations Committee, and on the personal staff of Senator Thad Cochran.
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