Our Work

trade policy

In the 25 years Gordley Associates has represented ASA, soybean acres have grown from less than 60 million to nearly 90 million, and soybeans have become America’s top agricultural export.  During this time, John and his team led the fight to make soybeans competitive with other crops under the farm bill, supported ASA’s efforts to expand the market for biotechnology and plant breeding innovations, and enhanced foreign markets through trade policy and export promotion programs.”

Steve Censky
American Soybean Association, CEO

Gordley Associates has represented the National Sunflower Association since 1987.  They have fought to keep our crop competitive, and to prevent overregulation by FDA under the Food Safety and Modernization Act.  They also successfully defended our confectionery sunflower market in the school lunch program against allergenic peanut and tree nut contamination.”

John Sandbakken
National Sunflower Association, Executive Director

John helped the pioneers of the U.S. canola industry establish the USCA in 1989 and has led efforts to make canola oil competitive in the U.S. market.  These efforts have included obtaining Congressional approval of canola as a program crop under the farm bill, registering crop protection products for use on canola, and establishing the National Canola Research Program.  I think John and the whole office have done a wonderful job for canola and barley!”

Rob Rynning
U.S. Canola Association, President

Gordley has represented NBGA for 17 years and has been the national office for 4 years.  They recently assisted NBGA in adding representatives of the U.S. beer and malting industries to the Board of Directors in order to give NBGA a more inclusive focus on our most important market.”

Doyle Lentz
National Barley Growers Association, Past President