USDA and USTR Name New Members to Agricultural Trade Advisory Committees

WASHINGTON, DC — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman today announced the appointment of 19 additional members to six agricultural trade advisory committees.

"The agricultural trade advisory committees provide great insight into trade issues for the United States. Hearing from such a wide variety of agricultural experts helps us formulate our trade strategy and keep American exports growing to record numbers," Vilsack said. "Agricultural trade plays a vital role in the health of our economy, and the new members of the committees will bring welcome new perspectives."

Congress established the advisory committee system in 1974 to ensure U.S. agricultural trade policy objectives reflect U.S. commercial and economic interests. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) jointly manage the committees.

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Date Published: 
July 7, 2014
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USDA: Sally Klusaritz, Sally.Klusaritz@fas.usda.gov; USTR: Andrew Bates, ABates@ustr.eop.gov
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USDA Office of Communications 1400 Independence Ave, SW Washington, DC 20250-1300