Senate Agriculture Committee leaders Debbie Stabenow and John Boozman, along with Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo sent a trade letter to President Biden. The leaders asked Biden to quickly nominate a Chief Agriculture Negotiator at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and an Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Ag Affairs at USDA. The former candidate for Chief Agriculture Negotiator, Elaine Trevino, withdrew her nomination for the position in March. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told reporters last month it’s been difficult to find a candidate for the Under Secretary position. Read the letter.
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