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McKalip: Agriculture will be integral to IPEF’s trade pillar

August 3, 2022 at 6:22 PM
Agriculture will be an “integral component” of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity’s trade pillar, the administration’s pick to serve as chief agricultural negotiator told senators this week, attempting again to assuage concerns that the burgeoning framework won't open new market-access opportunities for U.S. farmers. Following his Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearing last Thursday , longtime Agriculture Department official Doug McKalip responded this week to post-hearing questions for the record about plans to serve in the negotiator role if he...

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