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A Career of Service: Matz Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award by Congressional Hunger Center

This evening, the Congressional Hunger Center will present its 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award to Marshall Matz.  However, if you were to ask him, Marsh would tell you that receiving a “Lifetime Achievement Award” does not mean he’s done advoc… Read More
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George McGovern: My Turn

Every election year, former Senator George McGovern (SD), the 1972 Democratic Nominee for President, seems to find his way back into the news, and this one, 2016, more than most. Comparisons come up routinely between McGovern’s 1972 campaign agains… Read More
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Statement by Senator Bob Dole on Nutrition Report

Contact: Marshall Matz (202) 789-1212; mmatz@ofwlaw.com or Marion Watkins (202) 654-4863; marion.watkins@alston.com “As co-author with Senator George McGovern of the original 1977 ‘Dietary Goals for the United States’ report, I commend the US… Read More
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Phil Olsson and Rick Frank on 35 Years of Life at OFW

Phil: Rick, it’s hard to believe that 35 years have passed since we started this firm as a two-lawyer shop in 1979. Rick: It sure is. I remember working with you at the law firm I joined fresh out of the University of Michigan Law School, and which… Read More
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Happy New Year? Farm Bill Blues

By Marshall L. Matz, as published by Agri-Pulse A few weeks ago Vice President Biden presented the George McGovern Award to Bob Dole for his effort in the fight against global hunger. The ceremony was sponsored by the World Food Program and held in… Read More
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A SNAP It's Not

By Marshall L. Matz with Molly O’Connor, as published by Agri-Pulse The food stamp program, currently called SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) has exploded in size and may now be the biggest hurdle to a farm bill.  As of… Read More
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Block Grants: Over Sold - Under Thought

By Marshall L. Matz and Roger R. Szemraj, as published in Agri-Pulse There has been a lot of discussion lately about converting various food assistance programs from their current status as entitlement programs into a block grant.   This is not… Read More
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George S. McGovern

There has been an outpouring of emotion and praise mourning the loss of  Senator George S. McGovern.  While he was a liberal Democrat, he is being recognized as a great humanitarian by both Republicans and Democrats.  From President Obama and Vice… Read More
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