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NGFA hires Fisher for economics/government relations post

Max Fisher
Max Fisher

The National Grain and Feed Association has hired Max Fisher as its director of economics and government relations, a new staff position.

Fisher will provide economic analyses and policy input on legislative and regulatory issues affecting the grain, feed, grain and oilseed processing, and export sectors, said NGFA President Randy Gordon.

Fisher served the past two years as chief economist for the Senate Agriculture Committee under former ranking member Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., where he provided analyses of commodity, conservation, crop insurance and nutrition programs.

He also worked as an agricultural economist at the Agriculture Department’s Farm Service Agency, and before that was an agricultural marketing specialist.

Fisher grew up on a grain and livestock farm in Kansas that his family still owns and operates. He received his undergraduate degree in agricultural business from Kansas State University and a master’s degree in agricultural economics from Texas A&M.