Origin Story Section

Building Coalitions Around Common Ground

Food issues transcend politics and benefit all Americans. At Combest, Sell & Associates, we help farmers, ranchers, and those with rural concerns exercise their 1st Amendment right to petition their government. We build trust with public servants in Congress and the Executive branch, build coalitions around common ground, and work across party lines. Our clients are friends. When they need help, we get into the trenches with them. Our relationship with our clients is not a transaction. It’s a commitment.

Our Valued Alliances

Select Milk
USA Rice
Cotton Warehouse Association of America
Farm Policy Facts
Southwest Council of Agribusiness
Crop Insurance Professional Association
Peanut
South Carolina Peach Council
NSP
NRECA
Minnesota Corn Growers Association
American Sugar Alliance

Our Work

Policy Development

Association Management

Government Affairs

Policy Development

At CSA, we help clients navigate complex legislative and regulatory gauntlets to achieve their goals. Our understanding of the process and years of practical law-making experience, combined with the passion we bring to any project or client, have created an amazing record of accomplishments. 

PROFICIENCIES

Our team's background brings experience in creating policy, meeting planning and execution, research, and the legislative and legal processes.

  • Strategic counsel
  • Legislative drafting
  • Political analysis
  • Legislative analysis
  • Economic impact analysis
  • Legal analysis

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

With a team that range from lawyers, to humanitarian aid food specialists and economists, we have the expertise to champion your cause.

  • Agriculture guest worker program
  • Commodity programs
  • Conservation programs
  • Dairy policy
  • Domestic food distribution programs
  • Environmental regulations
  • Federal Crop Insurance
  • International food aid
  • Natural resources
  • Land and water conservation
  • Livestock
  • Renewable energy
  • Research and promotion programs
  • Rural economic development
  • Rural electric and broadband development
  • Specialty crops & horticulture
  • Supply chain and value-added agriculture
  • Trade
  • Transportation & infrastructure


Association Management

CSA has gained a sterling reputation for meeting planning and association management. The passion and experience we bring to bear for clients, combined with the highest standards of transparency and accountability, have allowed the associations we manage to grow and prosper.  

PROFICIENCIES

Our team's background brings experience in creating policy, meeting planning and execution, research, and the legislative and legal processes.

  • Membership services
  • Conference planning
  • Strategic planning
  • Communications and public relations
  • Financial management
  • General administration

Government Affairs

The CSA team's credibility — our reputation for deep subject matter knowledge, strategic know-how, unyielding character and integrity, and genuine likability — go on the line for each client. We advocate on issues to win, and we do so in a way that builds the credibility of our own firm and that of the clients we represent for the future. We also work to mentor the next generation of agriculture policy specialists, and have been proud to engage our clients in this noble cause.

PROFICIENCIES

Our team's background brings experience in creating policy, meeting planning and execution, research, and the legislative and legal processes.

  • Strategic counsel
  • Coalition building
  • Grassroots engagement
  • PAC management
  • Monitoring legislation and regulation

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

With a team that range from lawyers, to humanitarian aid food specialists and economists, we have the expertise to champion your cause.

  • Agriculture guest worker program
  • Commodity programs
  • Conservation programs
  • Dairy policy
  • Domestic food distribution programs
  • Environmental regulations
  • Federal Crop Insurance
  • International food aid
  • Natural resources
  • Land and water conservation
  • Livestock
  • Renewable energy
  • Research and promotion programs
  • Rural economic development
  • Rural electric and broadband development
  • Specialty crops & horticulture
  • Supply chain and value-added agriculture
  • Trade
  • Transportation & infrastructure


Successful Articles And Bills

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act of 2019-2020 READ MORE
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 READ MORE
Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 READ MORE
Agricultural Act of 2014 READ MORE
Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 READ MORE