Nonprofit advocacy organization the National Grange has appointed Grace Boatright as its new legislative director.

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Boatright has been a member of the Grange staff since September 2010 as the programs assistant and has been heavily involved in the legislative affairs for the Grange since that time. During her first weeks as director, Boatright said she intends to continue her focus on the 2012 Farm Bill, broadband expansion, postal reform and other pending issues affecting rural America.