Dennis Nuxoll
Western Growers, Vice President, Federal Government Affairs

Dennis Nuxoll serves Western Growers in Washington, D.C. as the vice president of federal government affairs. Nuxoll has more than 15 years of experience as an attorney, Congressional staffer and agricultural lobbyist. 

Immediately prior to joining Western Growers, Nuxoll was the Senior Director of Federal Policy for the American Farmland Trust, an organization that works on agriculture, environmental and rural development issues. In addition to his post at the American Farmland Trust, Nuxoll previously served as a legislative assistant to U.S. Sen. Max Baucus marshalling the Senator’s agricultural as well as agricultural trade issues. As an attorney with Stewart and Stewart Law Offices in Washington, D.C., among the clients he represented were agricultural interests ranging from cattle to wheat to tomatoes to flowers. 

Nuxoll received his law degree from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in political science and history. 

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Articles by Dennis Nuxoll

Jan 30, 2014

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted 251 – 162 to pass a new Farm Bill.  Passing this bill has been a long-time coming, having been debated for nearly two years.  The Senate is likely to vote (and likely to pass) the bill early next week. 

Oct 22, 2013

As reported in Spotlight on October 15th, the Western Growers team, in coordination with its political and industry allies, moved quickly to mitigate the impacts of the government shutdown on the desert winter harvest.  After working extensively with Members of Congress and their staffs, official

Oct 03, 2013

The federal government shutdown is creating a whole range of problems for politicians and citizens alike.  But the effect of the closure is causing even bigger problems for businesses who are trying take the necessary steps to verify the legality of new hires. 

Sep 19, 2013

As expected, there were more fireworks today on Farm Bill related issues in the U.S. House of Representatives as the food stamp/nutrition component of the bill made its way to the House Floor for consideration. 

May 23, 2013

The Western Growers Board of Directors wrapped up a productive week in Washington Thursday. Members of the group, led by WG Chairman Steve Barnard and CEO and President Tom Nassif, focused their energy on immigration reform, farm bill issues and food safety regulations.