Democratic Lawmaker Frustrated With Trade Policy

California Democratic Congressman Jim Costa calls the Biden Administration’s trade policy as ‘a work in progress.’ In a Farmers for Free Trade roundtable discussion, Costa voiced frustration. “The Biden Administration has been in office for ten months and we didn’t get our trade ambassador until June of this year and we still don’t have the agricultural trade person, Elaine Trevino, confirmed.” Trevino is the current president of the Almond Alliance of California. Costa said trade relations have been complicated by the pandemic and the supply chain disruptions.