CS&A prides itself on trust-based relationships not only with clients, Congress and agencies, but throughout the agriculture industry.
Rebecca Davis serves as the executive director of the Cotton Warehouse Association of America (CWAA.) Since 1995, she has been involved in association management and event planning as well as legislative and regulatory issues on the Association's behalf.
An Alabama native and graduate of Auburn University, Rebecca began her career as a legislative aide in the U.S. Senate, working for Senator Jim Allen (D-AL) and Senator Howell Heflin (D-AL). She gained national political experience working in the area of fundraising for a candidate in the 1980 presidential election. The next ten years were spent as a lobbyist for Don Wallace Associates, focusing primarily on agricultural issues.
Following a move to California, Rebecca was appointed by the Governor as a special assistant to the Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture where she spent the next five years working on agricultural policy issues.
CWAA offices with CS&A in Washington, D.C. where Rebecca collaborates closely on issues related to policy and government.
Farm Policy Facts is a coalition of farmers and commodity groups created to educate Congress and Americans about agriculture’s contribution to a strong and vibrant United States. Farm Policy Facts knows that a strong farm policy keeps America fed. Like FPF, CS&A believes that Congress must ensure farmers have a voice in the legislative process.
The Hand that Feeds U.S. is an educational resource for urban media on the importance of U.S. agriculture to the security and future of our country. The project provides information relevant to our nation's farming industry, while also seeking to combat misinformation campaigns about food prices and renewable fuels.
Fellows serve as an integral part of the CS&A team by living and working both in Washington, D.C. and in Lubbock each semester. The generous support of the Southwest Council of Agribusiness and the Minnesota Corn Growers Association allows CS&A to interact with the next generation of talent in government and agriculture.