(Posted Tue. Mar 26th, 2013)
Mar. 26: The National Corn Growers Association congratulates the Corn Refiners Association CRA on their announcement of John W. Bode as its new President and C.E.O. As President and CEO of CRA, NCGA looks forward to continue joint efforts with this longtime partner in promoting opportunities for corn farmers.
“During recent meetings in Washington, the NCGA Corn Board had the pleasure of celebrating CRA’s 100 th anniversary with them in person,” said NCGA President Pam Johnson. “Now, we celebrate the announcement of the selection of Bode as CRA president and CEO with them in spirit. Our organizations have a long history of working together for the benefit of America’s farmers and wet millers. We look forward to building upon this in the coming years.”
Bode comes to the CRA with 30 years of experience as a lawyer and lobbyist in Washington, D.C., representing many prominent companies.
Prior to private practice, Bode served on the Senate Agriculture Committee staff and held three Presidential appointments at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where he was responsible for approximately one-half of the USDA budget. John testified before Congress more than 70 times and oversaw development of approximately 90 proposed and final rules. A widely recognized speaker on food law and policy, he has been involved in every significant change in federal food law over the past 25 years.
Bode earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Juris Doctor from George Mason University School of Law. He will begin in his new position on May 6.
“I am honored to join the Corn Refiners Association to represent this important industry,” said Bode. “CRA has an outstanding staff. We look forward to making a difference for the corn wet milling industry.”