September 12, 2016

Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106

WASHINGTON (September 12, 2016) – National Farmers Union (NFU) today hired a veteran agriculture policy specialist to lead the organization’s policy team through the upcoming Farm Bill. Robert Larew will join NFU as Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Communications on November 14.

Larew has more than 20 years of public service, working on both Capitol Hill and for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). He is currently serving as the minority staff director on the House Agriculture Committee.

“Rob’s agricultural roots and extensive experience working on the last four Farm Bills will serve our family farmers and ranchers well. We are pleased to welcome him to the Farmers Union organization,” said Roger Johnson, president of NFU.

Prior to serving on the Committee, Larew worked as an agriculture legislative assistant and legislative director for U.S. Representative Collin Peterson (D-Minn.). He also served as a legislative assistant for the late U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.) and as director of congressional and public affairs at Food Safety Inspection Service at USDA.

“I’m excited to continue my work in agriculture by joining the premier organization dedicated to supporting family farmers, ranchers, and rural communities,” Larew said.

Raised on a dairy farm in West Virginia, Larew received a Bachelor of Science degree in Dairy Science from Virginia Tech.

National Farmers Union has been working since 1902 to protect and enhance the economic well-being and quality of life for family farmers, ranchers and rural communities through advocating grassroots-driven policy positions adopted by its membership.


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