An experienced veteran of D.C. agricultural policymaking in both the public and private sectors, Gregg Doud was named last Friday as chief agricultural trade negotiator in the office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Doud’s depth of knowledge and experience in agricultural trade is represented by his positions with U.S. Wheat Associates, the Commodities Market Council, U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee, and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, for which he served as chief economist and worked with both Republican and Democratic White House’s to gain market access for U.S. beef producers. Beyond winning Senate approval of his nomination, Doud’s immediate focus will be preparing for NAFTA renegotiations, which could start as early as August.
Written by Alex Noffsinger