USA Rice Endorses New EPA Ag Advisor

EPA Ag Advisor Rod Snyder, headshot
Rod Snyder
Oct 08, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC  -- Yesterday, Rod Snyder was named agriculture advisor at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  In this role, “Snyder will lead outreach and engagement efforts with the agricultural community for EPA, working to advance the Biden-Harris environmental agenda for farmers and rural communities,” the agency said.

Snyder most recently was president of Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, a consortium of grower organizations – including USA Rice – as well as agribusinesses; food, beverage, apparel, restaurant and retail companies; conservation groups; universities; and public sector partners to define, measure, and advance the sustainability of food, fiber, and fuel production in the United States.  Previously, he also worked at the National Corn Growers Association and CropLife America.

“It has been a pleasure to work with Rod at Field to Market over the last several years,” said Mark Isbell, an Arkansas rice farmer and Field to Market board member representing USA Rice.  “I am certain he will bring the same level of energy, intelligence, and care to his new role at EPA.  He will be an incredible asset to the agency.”

USA Rice joined other agriculture organizations on a support letter for Snyder earlier this year.