WASHINGTON: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today announced the appointment of 25 new members to serve on seven agricultural trade advisory committees.
The Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee is comprised of senior representatives from across the U.S. agricultural community who provide advice to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on trade policy matters including the operation of existing trade agreements and the negotiation of new agreements. Members of the six Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees (ATACs) provide technical advice and guidance from the perspective of their specific product sectors.
The newly appointed advisors will serve until 2024. Each committee will be supplemented by additional appointments over the next four years. Applications are encouraged at any time. A complete list of committee members and application information is available at www.fas.usda.gov/topics/trade-advisory-committees.
Following is a list of the new advisors, by committee:
Agricultural Policy Advisory CommitteeConstance Cullman, American Feed Industry AssociationDavid Puglia, Western GrowersDavid Salmonsen, American Farm Bureau Federation
ATAC for Trade in Animals and Animal ProductsRobert DeHaan, National Fisheries InstituteMallory Gaines, American Feed Industry AssociationDavid Herring, Hog Slat Inc./TDM FarmsJames Parnell, Alabama Farmers FederationMaria Zieba, National Pork Producers Council
ATAC for Trade in Fruits and VegetablesWilliam Callis, U.S. Apple Export CouncilCasey Creamer, California Citrus MutualJodi Devaurs, California Table Grape CommissionJonathan Maberry, Washington Red Raspberry CommissionCaroline Stringer, California Fresh Fruit Association
ATAC for Trade in Grains, Feed, Oilseeds and Planting SeedsPeter Bachmann, USA Rice FederationWilliam Gordon, American Soybean AssociationDerek Haigwood, D.I.D. FarmsPatrick Hayden, North American Export Grain AssociationDalton Henry, U.S. Wheat AssociatesEdward Hubbard, Renewable Fuels AssociationTina Lyons, Double River Forwarding, LLC
ATAC for Trade in Processed FoodsKevin Latner, National Industrial Hemp CouncilRichard (Denton) McLane, McLane Global TradingMax Moncaster, National Association of State Departments of AgricultureBernadette Wiltz, Southern United States Trade Association
ATAC for Trade in Sweeteners and Sweetener Products(No new members.)
ATAC for Trade in Tobacco, Cotton, and PeanutsKarl Zimmer, Premium Peanut
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