Jan 4, 2023Chief Agricultural Negotiator confirmed
The U.S. Senate confirmed Doug McKalip in late December to serve as the Chief Agricultural Negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). The vote was cheered by National Potato Council and other agriculture trade organizations, who had endorsed his nomination.
In a statement, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said McKalip “will further enhance the strong collaboration between USTR and USDA as we work together to bring more U.S. products to customers around the world. Doug will also help us address the rising risk of global food insecurity as a result of Russia’s war in Ukraine and other supply chain disruptions. We face many challenges and opportunities, and I am confident that Doug is the right leader to help us tackle these issues at a critical moment for America.”
– National Potato Council