WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and John Boozman (R-Ark.), Ranking Member, are encouraging President Joe Biden to quickly fill vacancies that can help increase trade opportunities for American agriculture.
In a letter to President Biden, the two leaders ask that he quickly nominate a candidate to serve as the Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and a candidate to serve as the Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
“Global agricultural markets are highly competitive. Every day, new trade barriers against American agricultural products are being devised to limit our access. We need strong advocates who understand the needs of American farmers, ranchers, and foresters, and will represent their best interests on the world stage,” the senators wrote.
The letter in its entirety can be read here. The letter is also signed by Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho).