Daryn McBeth

Government Relations Specialist, Agribusiness and Public Affairs Committee Chair
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Government Relations Specialist, Agribusiness and Public Affairs Committee Chair
Direct: 612.632.3083
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Direct: 612.632.3083

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Wendy Rode
Direct: 612.632.3308

Daryn McBeth specializes in government relations, state and federal politics, campaign finance, industry relations, and legislative and regulatory services. With years of experience navigating the legislative process, Daryn excels at advocating before state and federal legislative bodies and regulatory agencies. Daryn also manages Gray Plant Mooty’s state and federal Political Action Committees (PACs), where he leverages the firm’s influence with lawmakers to advance the priorities of the firm’s clients.

For nearly ten years, Daryn led the Minnesota Agri-Growth Council, where he developed and directed the association’s government and public affairs initiatives on behalf of more than 200 members ranging from Fortune 500 companies to producer groups and diverse business interests. Most recently he served as a director of state affairs and industry relations at a $14 billion, Fortune 200 farmer-owned cooperative, where he led the company’s state government relations strategies in Minnesota and nationally, as well as its federal PAC.

Daryn worked at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s general counsel’s office, where he worked with the U.S. Treasury Department and IRS on income tax issues for farm programs and drafted final rules implementing conservation programs from the 1996 Farm Bill. He also worked at a Washington, D.C. lobbying firm, where he represented national agricultural and commodity organizations and oversaw successful federal lobbying efforts, resulting in multi-million dollar research programs, the establishment of new federal farm programs, and other regulatory changes. Daryn also served as legislative counsel in Washington, D.C., where he worked for a U.S. congressman on issues involving natural resources, water, environmental regulations, risk management, and commodity trading, and on all matters in front of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee.

Experience

  • Worked on behalf of a national auto body company to defeat proposed legislation hindering the client’s ability to enter into private contracts with insurance companies
  • Advanced legislation for a biotech client, establishing a renewable standard for engine lubricants and motor oil
  • Worked on behalf of a financial services company to defeat proposed legislation restricting electronic wire transfers
  • Contributed to the successful repeal of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s Citizens’ Board
  • Successfully passed legislation establishing a new statute permitting right-of-way use in certain ditches and roadsides
  • Successfully advanced legislative provision establishing increased road weight limits for milk hauling
  • Secured increased funding for large regional food bank and expanded statutory authority for food shelf program procuring fresh food
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