A Pioneering Force for Over 40 Years
With backgrounds in academia and the executive branch, Martin Abel, Lynn Daft, and Tom Earley, founded Abel, Daft, and Earley in 1983. Each founder brought specialized expertise in agricultural economics and policy.
The firm expanded substantially in the mid- to late 1990s after a simultaneous merger with Ward International (becoming ADE&WI) and acquisition by Produce Studies Group (PSG), a larger agricultural consulting company based in the United Kingdom. ADE&WI served as PSG’s U.S.-based office.