Washington, DC--The National Association of Wheat Growers recently announced Patricia Buschette as the new Director of Farm Policy. Her duties will begin Oct. 8.

Buschette is a seasoned policy and research professional in the areas of farm policy and agriculture.

She is a former agriculture aide in the office of Congressman David Minge, D-MN, where she served as a Legislative Assistant in Washington, DC. In this position, she advised on the issues of agriculture and farm policy and worked on grain standards, food aid and other agricultural priorities.

At NAWG, Buschette will establish and maintain working relationships with congressional and administrative policy makers and their staffs. She will build and maintain coalitions among agricultural organizations, manage the association's Political Action Committee in conjunction with CEO and Director of Environmental Policy and lead NAWG's efforts on federal farm policy, including farm bill, crop insurance, appropriations, transportation, concentration, trade, budget, and other pertinent issues.

NAWG's Director of Environmental Policy, Brian Sweatland, will continue his involvement on the current farm bill proposal.

NAWG's CEO Daren Coppock says, "I am very pleased to get someone so experienced and connected into this position. She is going to be a great fit with the NAWG team and a big contributor to our efforts on Capitol Hill."

Prior to her experience with the federal government, Buschette served as a probate paralegal at three firms in the state of Minnesota; Garvey & Boggio, P.A., LeVander, Gillen & Miller, P.A., and Simmons & Hunt. She also served as the Public Relations Coordinator and Editorialist for the Southern Minnesota Sugar Cooperative in Renville, MN.

She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Bethel College, MA, Organizational Leadership.

NAWG is a nonprofit organization representing U.S. wheat growers who, by combining their strengths, voices, and ideas are working to ensure a better wheat industry for today and tomorrow.

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