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Madilynne Clark

Madilynne Clark is a policy analyst at Mountain States Policy Center, focusing on agriculture, natural resources and environmental issues.


Madi holds a master’s degree in Agricultural and Resource Economics from Colorado State University as well as a B.S. in Environmental Economics, Policy, and Management from Oregon State University. 


She is the former Director for the Initiative on Agriculture at Washington Policy Center, one of the first free market think tanks in the nation to launch a focus on Agriculture.


Before joining WPC, she worked for Ag Association Management in the Tri-Cities, working with growers and industry across Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. She also spent two years as an associate of The Context Network. Her time involved working as a business analyst on various agriculture projects in production, wholesale, retail, and policy Ag sectors. She was also a wildland firefighter for four summers. 


Madi’s work has been published in The Capital Press, Tri-City Herald, and the Spokesman-Review and she has spoken to agricultural groups across the Pacific Northwest.


A small farmer, and a mom to four boys, Madi is the daughter of a large-animal veterinarian. She grew up on many different farms. Each farm faced its own challenges, which required unique solutions. She learned early on that a one-size-fits-all approach will never work - not for farmers and not for families.   

Madi and her husband, Kyler, returned to their home state of Oregon four years ago. They live, farm, and raise their boys only a few miles from the Idaho border. Oregon’s challenges serve as a daily reminder to them of what states stand to lose if they turn their backs on free market solutions. 

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