Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said via his Twitter account, “Great news that Gregg Doud has been confirmed by the Senate to be Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the @USTradeRep office. Farmers, ranchers, foresters & producers need strong representation at the negotiating table and he understands what trade means to ag.”
U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee and Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, says, “I’m pleased the U.S. Senate has advanced Gregg’s nomination. Our hard-working farmers, ranchers, end-users, and folks in rural America have waited too long to be represented at the trade negotiating table.”
Doud most recently served as president of the Commodity Markets Council since 2013.