McKalip Nominated for Chief Ag Negotiator

Doug McKalip is the Biden administration’s new nominee for Chief Agriculture Negotiator at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. McKalip is a Pennsylvania native and was already serving as a trade advisor to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. In a statement, Vilsack said agriculture and USTR will be well served by having McKalip in the role. Agriculture groups are responding positively to the announcement. The former nominee for Chief Ag Negotiator, Elaine Trevino, withdrew her nomination earlier this year.