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Biden to tap Oregon ag official for top USDA trade post

May 13, 2022 at 5:23 PM
President Biden intends to nominate Oregon Agriculture Department Director Alexis Taylor to serve as under secretary of agriculture for trade and foreign agricultural affairs, the White House announced on Friday. If approved by the Senate, Taylor will become just the second person to hold the position. Many lawmakers and agricultural industry groups have been calling on the administration to fill the role, which has been vacant since the president took office. Before taking the Oregon agriculture position in 2017, Taylor...

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