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Cory Harris is a Principal at the Vogel Group.

Cory Harris is a mainstay within the agriculture sector in Washington. An innovative leader with more than a decade of experience stretching across grower groups, state and national associations, and Capitol Hill, Cory has a reputation for being a bi-partisan problem solver with a keen understanding of the political landscape and business needs of the agriculture industry.

Cory leads the firm’s growing agriculture practice in Washington, representing clients before Congress and the Administration and helping clients to identify policy opportunities and threats, develop advocacy strategies, build coalitions, and navigate the complex regulatory environments across the sector.

Before joining the Vogel Group, Cory served as the Legislative Director to Congressman Jim Baird (R-IN), the top Republican on the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research, and co-chairman of the bipartisan For Country Caucus. Here he led Dr. Baird’s legislative initiatives, public policy strategy, and coalition building efforts, as well as serving as the primary policy advisor to the Congressman for appropriations and all agriculture, climate, energy, trade, and adjacent issues. During this time, Cory led multiple efforts to protect and advance market access for crop inputs, biotechnology, and other important agriculture technologies, as well as leading the Congressman’s efforts and negotiations surrounding the reauthorization of PRIA, ADUFA, and the Farm Bill.

Prior to his time on Capitol Hill, Cory led federal government affairs for the American Feed Industry Association, where he implemented an innovative government affairs strategy and secured multiple lobbying successes including appropriations requests, preventing harmful state legislation, and helping member companies navigate the COVID-19 supply chain disruptions. Previous to this role, Cory led federal government affairs efforts for the Indiana Soybean Alliance and the Indiana Corn Growers Association, and he began his career in Washington with Growth Energy.

Cory is a native of Indiana. He holds degrees in Applied Agricultural Economics and Political Science from Purdue University, and currently serves as the President of the Purdue Alumni Club of Washington. He and his wife Sarah reside in SE Washington.

Areas of Expertise


Federal Appropriations




Cooperative Businesses

Endangered Species Act

Food & Supply Chain


Environment and Natural Resources