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?The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) commends the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry for its bipartisan support today in voting to send the nomination of Alexis Taylor to be the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s undersecretary of trade and foreign agricultural affairs to the full Senate body. Following the committee’s vote, AFIA’s President and CEO Constance Cullman issued the following statement:
“American agriculture, and especially the U.S. feed industry, has patiently waited for this incredibly important trade position to be filled and we are thrilled to see the advancement of Ms. Taylor’s nomination to the full Senate. Now, we call upon the Senate to swiftly confirm Taylor. While we have been waiting, our competitors have continued to enhance their trade and competitiveness by negotiating and completing new trade agreements.”
Demand for the United States' high-quality animal nutrition products is strong and growing, with the latest data from the U.S. Department of Commerce showing that the industry's exports grew 22% in value in 2021 compared to 2020.