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Burton Eller

Burton Eller

Legislative Director

National Grange

Burton Eller is the Grange’s Legislative Director and works hard to see our policies implemented in Washington each and every day. He has a career-long involvement in the development of grassroots advocacy. From his personal history as an owner of a family farm to his tenure serving as the Deputy Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Mr. Eller has been a staunch champion of the agricultural community’s right to operate in a free market climate. His successes include twice raising the estate tax exemption level; securing legislation requiring imported meat inspection equivalency to US standards; establishing the Beef Check-Off for research, marketing, and promotion of beef products; and many more. Mr. Eller has a distinguished career in the trade association, lobbying, and government sectors. He holds more than two decades of experience in the sector and has a long history upholding the rights of rural Americans. Mr. Eller holds a Masters in Physiology and a Bachelors in Animal Science from Virginia Tech.

Recent Events and Presentations

April 1, 2021

How to Bridge the Rural Broadband Gap Once and For All

ITIF hosted a discussion with leading experts on how to resolve these questions and bridge the rural broadband gap once and for all.

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