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North American Meat Institute Applauds the Nomination of Elaine Trevino to be Chief Ag Negotiator at USTR

Monday, September 13, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – The North American Meat Institute applauds President Joe Biden’s nomination of Elaine Trevino to serve as the Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

“As the president of the Almond Alliance of California, Elaine Trevino has experience fighting for trade policies and agreements that are also important to the meat and poultry industry. Recently Elaine has been outspoken on the need to address the crisis at our ports and has worked closely with the Meat Institute to develop policies that promote U.S. agriculture trade, including trade in meat and poultry products,” said Julie Anna Potts President and CEO of the Meat Institute. “If confirmed, she will be a strong advocate for all of U.S. agriculture.”

The Chief Agricultural Negotiator is responsible for conducting and overseeing international negotiations related to trade in agricultural products.

About North American Meat Institute:

The North American Meat Institute is a leading voice for the meat and poultry industry. The Meat Institute’s members process the vast majority of U.S. beef, pork, lamb, and poultry, as well as manufactures the equipment and ingredients needed to produce safe, high quality meat and poultry products.

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