Updates

Jessica Schulken has joined The Russell Group, Inc. firm President Randy Russell announced today. The addition of Schulken adds to a bipartisan team of food and agriculture policy experts who have worked at the highest levels of the federal government. “Jessica immediately brings an added dimension to our practice with two decades of work on… read more

The Russell Group announced today that Savannah Block has been promoted to Senior Legislative Assistant. Block has been with the firm for nearly two years, beginning as an intern and then serving as a Legislative and Regulatory Analyst. In her new capacity she will advise clients on key legislative and regulatory issues and assist in… read more

The Russell Group is extremely pleased to announce that former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman has joined the firm as a strategic advisor and counselor. Dan will be a key part of our firm in providing his insights, advice, and counsel. Secretary Glickman currently serves as the Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Congressional… read more

The Russell Group is pleased to announce the addition of Samantha Buchalter to our team as a Legislative and Regulatory Analyst. Samantha Buchalter was born and raised in central Connecticut. In high school, she participated in a four-year vocational agriculture program and was actively involved in the FFA. After high school, she moved to D.C.… read more

  Members, staffers pack meals for global hungry About 100 people including members of Congress joined with Kraft Heinz officials on Tuesday to pack more than 7,500 meals to be distributed through Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief organization whose purpose is to deliver food and aid to the world’s most vulnerable populations. “Together,… read more

Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2017 7:33 pm | Updated: 9:53 pm, Thu Jan 19, 2017. By Jake Abbott/ jabbott@appealdemocrat.com Northern California rice growers were told that the future of the industry looks promising under the new presidential administration at the California Rice Commission’s annual grower meeting in Yuba City and Colusa on Thursday.   The… read more

The Russell Group is excited to announce that Karla Thieman has joined the firm. Karla’s unique skillset will enable The Russell Group to continue serving clients with the highest level of service in the industry. Karla has served as Chief of Staff for the United States Department of Agriculture since September 2015 after joining the… read more

Conaway Positioned to Stay at Top Spot on House Agriculture By Casey Wooten | November 9, 2016 8:13PM ET Nov. 9 (BNA) — House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-Texas) breezed to victory in his re-election bid, laying the groundwork for another two years of his chairmanship on the panel. Conaway received about 90 percent… read more

The Russell Group today announced that Savannah Block and Allison Crittenden have joined the firm as Legislative and Regulatory Analysts. Block and Crittenden will provide detailed research and analytical support to the firm and its clients. Block and Crittenden are both 2016 graduates of Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Block previously served as… read more

Agri-Pulse | Meet the Farmhands As a food and agriculture lobbyist with 30 years of experience, Randy Russell has been entrusted with advocating for many causes on Capitol Hill, including the GMO labeling debate. In this video, Randy talks with Agri-Pulse about his time in Washington and how it all started with a desk in… read more

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