Our Expertise

Strategic Conservation Solutions, LLC, knows how to service, represent and work with farmers because the principal and founder, Bruce Knight, is one. Knight is known for a bipartisan and pragmatic approach to farm and conservation policy.

SCS helps clients navigate through the maze of federal policy and regulatory processes and to pursue their objectives with decision makers in Congress, the Executive branch and other government agencies.

SCS provides policy, regulations and legislative expertise within the following issue areas:

  • Air Quality
  • Animal Identification
  • Biotechnology
  • Climate Change
  • Commodity Procurement
  • Credit and Finance
  • Crop Insurance
  • Disaster Assistance
  • Endangered Species
  • Farm Programs
  • Livestock Programs
  • Pesticides
  • Plant and Animal Diseases
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Producer Check-offs
  • Renewable Fuels
  • Research
  • Rural Development
  • SPS Trade Barriers
  • Soil Conservation
  • Transportation
  • Water Conservation
  • Water Rights
  • Water Quality

While SCS offers personal proven experienced leadership, we partner with others to meet each client’s needs. SCS has relationships with a multitude of leaders in the agriculture, conservation and environmental arenas. Working with trusted, proven collaborators, SCS can assist clients with additional capacity on legal, economic, agronomic and scientific issues.

SCS has diverse capabilities and has direct government relations experience within the following departments and agencies:

U.S. Department of Agriculture

  • Agricultural Research Service
  • Agricultural Marketing Service
  • Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
  • Economic Research Service
  • Farm Service Agency
  • Food and Nutrition Service
  • Food Safety and Inspection Service
  • Foreign Agricultural Service
  • Grains Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
  • National Institute of Food and Agriculture
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Rural Development

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

  • Food and Drug Administration

U.S. Department of Energy
White House

  • Council on Environmental Quality
  • Office of Management and Budget
  • United States Trade Representative