Mar 10, 2021
Excerpt from Combest, Sell & Associates press release
WASHINGTON, DC – A strategic alliance was announced today that joins Chairman Collin Peterson’s 30-plus years of leadership in food and agriculture policy with Combest, Sell & Associates’ focused and determined advocacy for rural America.
“USA Rice has a long association with Combest Sell and and Tom Sell in particular is no stranger to USA Rice audiences,” said USA Rice President & CEO Betsy Ward. “We believe the addition of Chairman Peterson to their team adds another layer to their expertise and effectiveness on Capitol Hill.”
Chairman Peterson will deploy his vast experience in an advisory and consulting role with Combest Sell & Associates. Peterson will not lobby in the near term, but will engage with current and future Combest Sell clients who seek to promote and protect policies that bolster U.S. agriculture and rural America.
Regarding the alliance, Tom Sell stated: “We are honored and excited to team up with Collin. While we come at issues from different political perspectives, we have always agreed on the goal of promoting a dynamic and diverse U.S. agriculture sector rooted in the family farms that bring stewardship and entrepreneurial creativity to the critical work they perform each day. We must pursue bipartisan solutions to the complex problems of our day. We believe our partnering with the former Chairman will help our clients and all of U.S. agriculture promote policies that will meet the needs of a growing world into the future.”
Chairman Peterson added: “My heart has always been with and for America’s farm families who do an immeasurable good for our nation and world. I was fortunate to serve in the U.S. Congress for fifteen terms, and as leader on the Democratic side of the House Agriculture Committee since 2005. I am now very pleased to join forces with Tom and the crew at Combest Sell who have built a strong reputation for tireless and thoughtful advocacy. Together, we hope to raise the bar for all those affected by farm and food policy -- providing wise counsel and building the case for strong and fair policies going forward.”