Helping stakeholders in the food, beverage, and agriculture sectors solve their problems through political and private advocacy strategies.

Regulatory and Policy Advocacy, Advice, and Counsel

With expertise with all three branches of federal government, we offer persuasive and effective advocacy – from developing policy goals to designing and implementing a political strategy.  We bring over fifteen years of persuasive written and oral advocacy experience – on issues ranging from antitrust and competition law to food labeling to organic and sustainable agriculture to immigration, constitutional law, and civil liberties – to bear for you.

Select successes include:

  • Gained inclusion of all organic policy priorities in 2014 Farm Bill
  • Defended against riders that would harm the organic sector in appropriations legislation
  • Shepherded into law bipartisan legislation regarding antitrust and unlawful tobacco trafficking
  • Supported senior Democratic Senator during two Supreme Court confirmation hearings
  • Shepherded regulations through the rulemaking process on a variety of issues, including organic livestock and poultry production and organic research and promotion order
  • Advocated before National Organic Standards Board on the development of more consistent and clear organic regulations and standards
  • Engaged with the Food and Drug Administration to ensure guidance or recommendations regarding arsenic levels in rice and rice products comported with science and were attainable by the organic sector
  • Advised company during proposed due diligence period surrounding acquisition of organic business

Political and Private Strategies

We develop and implement solutions.  Our team provides innovative analytical thinking, strategic advice regarding goals and objectives and how best to achieve them, and coalition and partnership development in pursuit of those goals.

Select successes include:

  • Developed and implemented multi-prong legislative, administrative, and private strategy to incentivize increased conservation activities on agricultural lands
  • Developed and implemented coalition strategies on a variety of priorities from Farm Bill to appropriations
  • Developed and implemented food, nutrition, and cooking curricula covering such topics as healthy eating, sustainability, food justice, and meal planning in organizations, leading to improved performance and morale, and lower healthcare and absenteeism costs

Organizational Strategies

We can help your organization succeed. This can come in the form of managing Boards, developing bylaws and best practices to guide behavior, and developing strategic plans through a mapping and visioning process.

Select successes include:

  • Developed revisions to non-profit bylaws to respond to the organization’s changing needs
  • Managed Boards of non-profits and political action committees
  • Led non-profit through process of landscape mapping and developing a mission and vision, leading to standing up a strategic plan and organizational structure

Advocacy Trainings

We can train you to advocate for policy changes that will help you grow. From identifying policies that would be beneficial, to developing an advocacy strategy, to training you and your team on the most effective advocacy tools to use to implement that strategy – we can help you navigate the sometimes confusing world of advocacy with ease.