On Dec. 22, the U.S. Senate confirmed Doug McKalip to serve as chief agricultural negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom issued this statement:
USMEF congratulates Ambassador McKalip on his confirmation and thanks the U.S. Senate for taking this action. With the U.S. currently engaged in negotiations with several key trading partners, filling this important position was absolutely essential. We look forward to working with Ambassador McKalip and wish him well in his new role at USTR.