Tuesday, November 22, 2016

USDA Associate Counsel David Grahn Returns to Teach

Agricultural Policy & the Federal Budget with David Grahn

This week we were joined by USDA Associate General Counsel, David Grahn. David joins us each fall to teach a condensed course titled Agricultural Policy & the Federal Budget.

The course explores the impact of the Office of Management and Budget and the cost scoring system on policy making. David delivers a fast paced and real world explanation of how things work inside the Beltway, how budgetary rules often drive policy decisions, and how policymakers need to understand the process in order to advance their causes.

David is a special friend of the Program, and teaches this course on his own time - and not in his official capacity at the USDA. He brings a wealth of policy experience and inside-Washington expertise to the task.

David serves at the USDA Office of General Counsel as Associate General Counsel for International Affairs, Food Assistance, and Farm and Rural Programs. He represents the interests of a wide range of USDA entities: Farm Service Agency, Risk Management Agency / Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, Rural Development Agency, Rural Business Service, Rural Utilities Service, Foreign Agricultural Service, the Food and Nutrition Service, and the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

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