Alexis Taylor, director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture, has been nominated today by President Biden to the position of undersecretary for trade and U.S. agricultural affairs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
U.S. Grains Council President and CEO Ryan LeGrand congratulated Taylor on her appointment:
“Alexis Taylor is a highly qualified candidate to be the USDA Undersecretary for Trade. She has a strong background in agriculture from growing up on a farm in Iowa, and also has a deep knowledge of trade issues. We look forward to working with her to promote American agriculture.”
Taylor has extensive experience working on agricultural issues for both the USDA’s Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services as well as serving as an agriculture and trade policy advisor to senior members of Congress.
The Senate will now take up her nomination.
About The U.S. Grains Council
The U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products including distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and ethanol. With full-time presence in 28 locations, the Council operates programs in more than 50 countries and the European Union. The Council believes exports are vital to global economic development and to U.S. agriculture’s profitability. Detailed information about the Council and its programs is online at www.grains.org.