AFBF's STALLMAN APPOINTED TO WHITE HOUSE TRADE ADVISORY PANEL
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman has been appointed a member of the White House's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations (ACTPN).
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Members of the ACTPN, which is administered by the U.S. Trade Representative, advise the president and Congress on the potential effects of proposed trade agreements. The ACTPN is at the top of a multi-tiered system of committees that advise the president and Congress on trade matters.
"I am pleased I have been selected to represent the interests of America's farmers and ranchers on the president's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations," Stallman said. "I look forward to advancing the interests of American agriculture and making the most of opportunities for agriculture in international trade. We must increase and improve our international trading relationships to ensure agricultural prosperity and future economic growth."
The president may appoint up to 45 individuals from the private sector to the ACTPN for two-year terms. The 1974 Trade Act requires that membership broadly represent key economic sectors affected by trade. Members often have backgrounds in agriculture, academia and business. The committee considers trade policy issues in the context of the overall national interest.
Missouri Farm Bureau President Charlie Kruse previously was a member of the ACTPN.