#Trump’s #USDA transition leader aided effort to defeat #Prop37. #DeanFoods #Monsanto #GMO

FOOD/AG LOBBYIST LEADING TRUMP’S USDA SHIFT: Michael Torrey, principal and founder of the lobbying shop Michael Torrey Associates, is leading President-elect Donald Trump’s transition effort for the USDA, according to an organizational chart POLITICO obtained Wednesday. Torrey has spent more than 25 years in the agricultural policy realm, and his firm works on behalf of clients like the American Beverage Association, Dean Foods, the Illinois Soybean Association and pizza franchise Little Caesars. Before he started his firm, in 2005, Torrey served as former USDA Secretary Ann Veneman’s deputy chief of staff during the George W. Bush administration, advised Kansas Senator Bob Dole and worked at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

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