Brian Cavey

Senior Vice President, Government Affairs

Brian Cavey

As senior vice president of government affairs, Brian Cavey represents CoBank before Congress, the administration and regulatory agencies and is based in Washington, D.C.

Prior to joining CoBank, Mr. Cavey served as the vice president of legislative affairs for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). Before joining NRECA in 2009, Mr. Cavey worked as a lobbyist with the Stanton Park Group representing a diverse group of clients. Mr. Cavey is an accomplished legislative operative with over 20 years of experience on Capitol Hill, in the state capitols, in corporate government affairs and trade association management. Before going into politics, Mr. Cavey was an educator, serving as an assistant to the dean of the Montana State University College of Agriculture, where he was liaison between students and university academic committees.

Mr. Cavey holds bachelors and master’s degrees in agriculture education from Montana State University.

Recent Reports

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The Year Ahead: Forces That Will Shape the U.S. Rural Economy in 2022
December 2021

As we enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the virus is still in control of the economy.

The Year Ahead: Forces That Will Shape the US Rural Economy in 2021
December 2020

The speed of the economic recovery will largely hinge on the availability, dissemination and reach of COVID-19 vaccines, pushing the expected burst of pent-up consumer demand into the latter half of 2021, according to a comprehensive year-ahead outlook report from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange division.

The Year Ahead: Forces That Will Shape the US Rural Economy in 2020
December 2019

The U.S. rural economy will continue to face headwinds in 2020 and is expected to underperform relative to the economy of urban America. 

The Year Ahead: Forces That Will Shape the US Rural Economy in 2019
January 2019

The U.S. economy is still performing well by most key measures. However, consumers, investors, companies and other market participants have become more wary about the near-term future with seemingly good reason. 

The Year Ahead: Forces That Will Shape the US Rural Economy in 2018
January 2018

U.S. cotton acreage will be up in 2018, but nowhere is that increase more transformative than in the Southwest. Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas are projected to increase planted area by 40 percent, 16 percent, and 6 percent, respectively.