Kevin Natz is a Vice President and Senior Policy Director of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives. He is responsible for issue areas including commodity trading, international trade, transportation, and USDA administered programs. Prior to joining NCFC in 2009, Natz served as the Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services at the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 2008 to 2009. Prior to that, he was director of trade policy for the U.S. Grains Council in Washington, D.C., specializing in international market access, trade disputes, and negotiations. In addition, Natz spent four years with Sparks Companies, Inc. where he was an economic and policy analyst.