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Chairman Roberts Announces Committee Staff Hire

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today announced Robert Rosado will join the Committee as senior professional staff responsible for nutrition, specialty crops, and organics. 

“I’m pleased to announce another great addition to my Committee staff,” Chairman Roberts said. “Rob Rosado’s experience and perspective on nutrition issues will be key in the upcoming Farm Bill reauthorization.” 

Prior to joining the Committee, Robert served for nearly seven years as the Food Marketing Institute’s senior director and director of government relations handling federal efforts related to health care, food safety, nutrition, farm bill, and agriculture policy. Prior to joining the Food Marketing Institute, Robert managed food and agricultural policy at the Biotechnology Industry Organization. He also served in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service under President George W. Bush, directing legislative and public affairs related to international food and agricultural exports, trade policy, and food/development assistance. Robert spent five years as senior director of legislative affairs at the American Meat Institute, representing the meat and poultry industry.

Robert has a Master’s of Arts degree in Public Policy focused on international commerce and policy from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and economics from Drew University in Madison, N.J. 

Senator Roberts is the first member of congress in modern committee history to serve as Chairman of both the House and now the Senate Agriculture Committees. He is serving in his second congress as Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee.