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Samson joins Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference

The Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference of American Trucking Associations has hired Jon Samson as its new executive director.

AFTC is based in Grapevine, Texas, but Samson will be based in Washington, the group announced Sunday.

Samson has worked as director of public policy for the Agricultural Retailers Association and in the office of Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont. He grew up on a hog farm in southwest Montana and came to Washington as an intern for the National Pork Producers Council in 2004.

Samson replaces Russell Laird, who left AFTC earlier this year.