Since 2013, Mr. Bode has served as the President of the Corn Refiners Association, a national association representing the corn wet milling industry of the United States. He has been involved in every significant change in federal food law since the 1981 Farm Bill.
Bode served in three Presidential appointments at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, including Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Food and Consumer Services. Before joining the USDA in 1981, he was on the staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and served on the staff of then-Governor of Oklahoma David L. Boren.