The USDA’s nominee for the Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agriculture is Alexis Taylor, the Director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture. Agriculture groups have been anxious to see the position filled. National Association of Wheat Growers CEO Chandler Goule says Taylor is a good candidate. “I’ve personally known Taylor for more than 15 years, we met while working on the 2008 Farm Bill. After that, she worked at the USDA as the Acting Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Ag Service under President Obama.” The USDA Under Secretary for Trade is a liaison from the USDA to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Taylor’s nomination will need to move through the confirmation process.
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