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Gary H. Baise

Senior Counsel, Agriculture

Gary Baise hails from Illinois and received his Juris Doctor from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

He has served as lead trial counsel for port authorities, housing and commercial developers, municipalities, farm and construction equipment manufacturers, and chemical industries, defending them in federal and state courts in government enforcement activities and citizen suits.

He serves as general counsel for U.S. Grains Council (USGC), Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA), National Sorghum Producers (NSP), American Soybean Association, and State Ag and Rural Leaders.  Gary was the first Chief of staff to the first U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator and subsequently became director of the EPA's Office of Legislation.

He served as executive assistant to the Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Associate Deputy Attorney General, and Acting Deputy Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice.  

He served as the sole attorney for the USDA Agricultural Air Quality Task Force during the term of his appointment.  He pens a weekly column Defending Agriculture, for FarmFutures.com.

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Gary H. Baise