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Peterson Announces New Hires, Elevation of Martin on House Ag Staff

Washington, January 17, 2020
Peterson Announces New Hires, Elevation of Martin on House Ag Staff

WASHINGTON (January 17, 2020) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson of Minnesota announced two additions to Committee staff, and the elevation of Prescott Martin III. 

Jake Chisholm will serve as Staff Director for the Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management. A graduate of North Dakota State University with a bachelors degree in Agricultural Economics and Crop & Weed Sciences, Chisholm is a fourth-generation producer and partner in his family’s farm near Gary, Minnesota that produces spring wheat, soybeans, dark red kidney beans, corn and sugarbeets.

Justina Graff will serve as the Deputy Clerk for the House Agriculture Committee. Graff recently served as an Intern for the committee and returns in this new role from Texas A&M University. Graff grew up on a sixth-generation working farm and ranch in Hondo, Texas.

In addition to the new hires, Prescott Martin III, counsel for commodity and conservation programs during the 2018 farm bill, was promoted to Chief Counsel.

“Jake, Justina, and Prescott know agriculture firsthand and we are lucky to have their wisdom and guidance on the committee. Their roles are critical to the operation of the committee and I know they will work hard,” said Peterson.
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