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Agriculture Donations to U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Members
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This article lists 2009-2010 donations by the agriculture, crop production and processing, food processing, and food and beverage industries to the 21 members of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee in the 112th Congress (2011-2012).

During the period from 2009 to 2010, the agriculture and food-related industries donated $8,488,399 to the 21 Senate Agriculture Committee members in the 112th Congress: $5,460,105 to the 10 Republican members, and $3,028,294 to the 11 Democratic members, as listed below.

Five senators received 59%, $5,002,720, of the $8,448,399 industry donations to Agriculture Committee members:

  • Sen. Saxy Chambliss (R-GA) - $2,038,340
  • Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) - $1,003,037
  • Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) - $679,206
  • Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) - $662,828
  • Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) - $619,309
Additionally, lobbyists representing unspecified industries donated $5,215,928 in 2009-2010 to the 21 Senate Agriculture Committee members.

REPUBLICAN SENATORS
Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee
112th Congress, 2011-2012

Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia

  • Crop Production & Basic Processing - $831,111
  • Agricultural Services/Products - $400,671
  • Lobbyists - $331,129
  • Food Processing & Sales - $311,850
  • Food & Beverage - $231,000
  • Dairy - $105,150
  • Poultry & Eggs - $87,200
  • Livestock - $71,358
Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky (Senate Minority Leader)

  • Lobbyists - $606,053
  • Crop Production & Basic Processing - $253,394
  • Food Processing & Sales - $226,149
  • Food & Beverage - $207,500
  • Agricultural Services/Products - $203,294
  • Livestock - $112,700
Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas (Ranking Republican committee member)

  • Agricultural Services/Products - $231,050
  • Crop Production & Basic Processing - $170,243
  • Food Processing & Sales - $96,700
  • Food & Beverage - $62,350
  • Livestock - $59,986
  • Dairy - $42,499
Sen. Mike Johanns of Nebraska

  • Food Processing & Sales - $126,548
  • Agricultural Services/Products - $112,650
  • Crop Production & Basic Processing - $80,876
  • Lobbyists - $75,400
  • Dairy - $73,190
  • Food & Beverage - $67,061
Sen. Thad Cochrane of Mississippi

  • Crop Production & Basic Processing - $177,044
  • Agricultural Services/Products - $104,200
  • Lobbyists - $103,600
Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa

  • Agricultural Services/Products - $193,200
  • Lobbyists - $293,899
Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana

  • Food Processing & Sales - $89,599
  • Lobbyists - $86,501
  • Agricultural Services/Products - $81,700
  • Crop Production & Basic Processing - $55,175
Sen. John Thune of South Dakota

  • Lobbyists - $273,508
  • Crop Production & Basic Processing - $110,203
  • Agricultural Services/Products - $103,030
  • Food & Beverage - $73,100
  • Dairy - $71,150
  • Livestock - $35,475
Sen. John Hoeven of North Dakota

  • Food Processing & Sales - $54,000
  • Crop Production & Basic Processing - $51,200
Sen. John Boozman of Arkansas

  • Crop Production & Basic Processing - $49,880
  • Food Processing & Sales - $46,619
DEMOCRATIC SENATORS
Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee
112th Congress, 2011-2012

Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska

  • Lobbyists - $345,157
  • Agricultural Services/Products - $195,100
  • Food Processing & Sales - $152,300
  • Food & Beverage - $149,756
  • Crop Production & Basic Processing - $104,800
  • Livestock - $41,250
  • Dairy - $36,000
Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa

  • Lobbyists - $418,354
  • Crop Production & Basic Processing - $240,735
  • Agricultural Services/Products - $184,095
  • Dairy - $76,799
  • Food Processing & Sales - $73,58
  • Livestock - $44,100
Sen. Max Baucus of Montana

  • Lobbyists - $483,105
  • Crop Production & Basic Processing - $124,530
  • Food Processing & Sales - $63,800
  • Food & Beverage - $62,003
Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan (Committee Chair)

  • Lobbyists - $316,596
  • Agricultural Services/Products - $93,450
  • Crop Production & Basic Processing - $91,050
  • Food Processing & Sales - $36,166
Sen. Kent Conrad of North Dakota

  • Lobbyists - $228,092
  • Crop Production & Basic Processing - $157,475
  • Agricultural Services/Products - $93,112
  • Dairy - $31,500
  • Food Processing & Sales - $22,500
Sen. Robert Casey, Jr. of Pennsylvania

  • Lobbyists - $305,589
  • Food & Beverage - $64,376
  • Food Processing & Sales - $42,750
  • Crop Production & Basic Processing - $38,300
  • Agricultural Services/Products - $29,700
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York

  • Lobbyists - $388,421
  • Food & Beverage - $61,275
  • Crop Production & Basic Processing - $53,700
  • Agricultural Services/Products - $53,548
  • Food Processing & Sales - $48,185
  • Dairy - $40,600
Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado

  • Lobbyists - $286,809
  • Food & Beverage - $53,059
  • Crop Production & Basic Processing - $41,550
  • Livestock - $35,489
Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio

  • Lobbyists - $240,498
  • Crop Production & Basic Processing - $53,627
  • Food & Beverage - $36,300
  • Agricultural Services/Products - $32,150
Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota

  • Lobbyists - $158,167
  • Food Processing & Sales - $103,003
  • Crop Production & Basic Processing - $62,156
  • Food & Beverage - $46,475
Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont

  • Lobbyists - $275,050
  • Agricultural Services/Products - $32,250
  • Crop Production & Basic Processing - $25,700
SOURCE - Center for Responsive Politics website

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