July 27, 2012
Farm bill: The Speaker’s next big headache
This article originally appeared in The Hill.
With over 35 years of Washington experience, Burleigh has done a little bit of everything—from confronting angry farmers who had barricaded the Mall with their tractors, to eating jelly beans with President Reagan and his Cabinet, to demonstrating the world’s first “smokeless” cigarette to skeptical members of Congress, to fleeing Capitol Hill on 9/11 as acrid fumes wafted across the Potomac from the burning Pentagon. His experience is bolstered by his expertise in food, agriculture, and international trade issues. Burleigh Leonard is a senior consultant at Prime Policy Group.