Federal Representation for Agricultural Research University
FTP has represented a major agricultural research university for the past decade, and regularly works on food and agriculture issues, and with the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee and House Agriculture Committee. FTP has many notable successes for the university, particularly within the appropriations process and securing funding and policy language in a number of appropriations bills over several years dealing with food safety, obesity, malnutrition, and food insecurity. Due to FTP efforts, the university is currently working with the Centers for Disease Control to address obesity in 14 counties in the state with obesity rates over 40% using over $1 million in competitive grant funds. The client has also successfully received funding and contributed to the policy language surrounding implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act.