Washington, D.C. (October 07, 2021)—“I applaud the announcement today by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan that he is appointing Rod Snyder as the agency’s next Agriculture Advisor. Rod is an outstanding choice for this position. For nearly two decades, he has worked at the intersection of agriculture and environmental issues and is respected by stakeholders ranging from producers and their co-ops to environmental organizations.
“Rod comes into this role at a critical time, with a number of issues impacting farmers and ranchers being considered by the EPA. We look forward to working with him to make sure that agriculture’s positions are fully understood by those within the agency making these decisions.”
Since 1929, NCFC has been the voice of America’s farmer cooperatives. Our members are regional and national farmer cooperatives, which are in turn composed of nearly 2,000 local farmer cooperatives across the country. NCFC members also include 26 state and regional councils of cooperatives. Farmer cooperatives allow individual farmers the ability to own and lead organizations that are essential for continued competitiveness in both the domestic and international markets.
America’s farmer-owned cooperatives provide a comprehensive array of services for their members. These diverse organizations handle, process and market virtually every type of agricultural commodity. They also provide farmers with access to infrastructure necessary to manufacture, distribute and sell a variety of farm inputs. Additionally, they provide credit and related financial services, including export financing.