Senior Director, Government Affairs
American Seed Trade Association
Janae Brady joined the ASTA staff in December 2020 as the Senior Director of Government Affairs. Brady previously served on staff for Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) on the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry during his time as both Chairman and Ranking Member. Most recently as Senior Professional Staff, she advised Chairman Roberts on policy issues including international trade, agricultural research, biotechnology, crop protection and agricultural defense. Brady successfully led negotiations on the trade and research titles during Senate and Conference consideration of the 2018 Farm Bill. Additionally, she represented the Chairman during the consultation process for multiple international trade negotiations, including the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Prior to her time with Chairman Roberts, Brady worked on trade and food security policy issues at Gordley Associates, an agriculture policy government relations firm, where she represented organizations such as the American Soybean Association, as well as previously serving as a high school teacher. Brady grew up working on her family’s Kansas wheat and sorghum farm. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State University as well as a master’s degree from the George Washington University.