On Wednesday afternoon, the Senate Finance Committee unanimously advanced the nomination of Doug McKalip as Chief Agriculture Negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Agricultural groups issued statements of support in response. Farmers for Free Trade said there’s bipartisan momentum to expanding new markets for food and ag. Once McKalip is confirmed by the full Senate, the coalition said they look forward to working with him to address trade barriers and pursue the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework.
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