Michael Torrey Associates works on a wide range of issues in the agriculture, food, timber and financial services industries. We use our vast array of expertise in government relations regulatory guidance, issues management, coalition development and association management to help clients solidify their freedom to operate in today’s dynamic political and regulatory environment. We advance our clients’ interests across a wide range of issues. This is an industry where coalitions matter, and we help clients build and manage relationships that result in innovative and strategic solutions that help them protect and grow their business or trade association. Our nimble team learns new issues quickly.

Through hard-work, our team is dedicated to using its relationships and insight to provide successful results for our clients. This has helped the firm grow over time but still remain true to its culture of having a dependable, responsive, and fun team dynamic. We are a close-knit team that has a passion to win for our clients.


From appropriations and food assistance to crop insurance, immigration, energy and trade, we help our clients stay informed and be heard. Our clients tell us they value the relationships we have built on Capitol Hill at key agencies. Our knowledge on issues includes, among other topics:


Commodity Markets

Crop Insurance

Dairy Policy

Environmental Regulations





Food and Beverage

The industry has many critical issues in Washington, ranging from the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) to Childhood Nutrition Reauthorization, and Product Labeling. Michael Torrey Associates has strong relationships with food industry, grocer/retail, and anti-hunger organization leaders. Our constant representation and support contributes to our clients’ continued success.

Dairy Policy

Dietary Guidelines

Food Labeling


SNAP (food stamps)

Nutrition issues, such as sodium

Financial Services

Commodity futures and options is a specialty area that we know well. Our financial services clients appreciate our knowledge of the Commodity Exchange Act, Commodity Futures Modernization Act, and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Our clients also value and rely on our strong relationships both at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and with the congressional committees that oversee the CFTC.

success stories

By working with Michael Torrey Associates, Edge has been able to further its federal policy goals and presence in D.C. for our dairy farmers and we know our voice is making a difference.
Tim Trotter, executive director of Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative.

Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative

Now in its third year, there is no equivalent to CIRB's Emerging Leaders Program. It provides a unique opportunity to gain real-world advocacy experience and learn about the challenges and opportunities facing federal crop insurance.
– Ron Rutledge, Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau Chairman

Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau Emerging Leaders Program

In forty years of following ag policy, I never have seen agriculture work together as quickly - and effectively - as the crop insurance industry did in the fall of 2015.
– Jim Wiesemeyer, Informa Economics

Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau

GFF continues to rely on the MTA team to guide its strategic relationship building in D.C. and collaborations with other influential groups.

Grain Foods Foundation

Mike and his staff have done a great job for CIRB, both in government relations and managing the association.

Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau

Mike doesn’t talk in circles. He is very candid about what his firm can do. If anything, he has understated their capabilities.

Rudolph Foods

Michael Torrey Associates has helped us create coalitions that led to success in navigating issues that affect our customers and their products.

Snack Food Association

Michael Torrey Associates made things happen that I believed were impossible.

The Options Clearing Corporation

Michael Torrey Associates provides a high-touch level of service, which makes them a standout.

Dean Foods company