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New USTR Chief Agricultural Negotiator

Industry applauds as Doud recently confirmed

Gregg Doud announced as chief agricuWhite houseltural negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). The Senate confirmed Doud yesterday following a lengthy discussion regarding surrounding trade issues affecting the animal food production industry.

“The need for continued and expanded market access into growing areas of the world is critical for the long-term success of the U.S. animal food manufacturing industry,” said AFIA President and CEO Joel G. Newman. “Doud has a strong background in agriculture, and we look forward to working with him on representing the industry’s interests in the ongoing discussions on the North American Free Trade Agreement and the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement.”

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