Gregg Doud

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Gregory Doud
Gregg Doud official photo.jpg
United States Chief Agricultural Negotiator
Assumed office
March 12, 2018
President Donald Trump
Preceded by Darci Vetter
Personal details
Born Mankato, Kansas
Education Kansas State University (B.S. and M.S.)

Gregory Doud is an American economist and government official, currently serving as the Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). Prior to joining USTR, Doud served as the president of the Commodity Markets Council.[1] He also served as a professional staff member for the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry and as chief economist for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.[2]

Biography

A native of Mankato, Kansas, Doud obtained a B.S. in animal science and an M.S. in agricultural economics from Kansas State University.[3]

Doud was the chief economist for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association for eight years. He then joined the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, working under U.S. Senators Pat Roberts and Thad Cochran. In this position, he helped to draft the 2012 United States farm bill and worked on policy issues related to livestock, international trade, food aid, and oversight of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.[4]

Doud became president of the Commodity Markets Council in 2013.[4] He served in that role until March 2018, when he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become the Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative.

References

  1. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Key Additions to his Administration". The White House. June 16, 2017. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
  2. ^ "Senate Finance OKs Doud as Top Ag Negotiator". AgriPulse. October 25, 2017. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Mankato, Kan., native may be next chief ag trade negotiator". Kearney Hub. June 20, 2017. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Trump nominates Gregory Doud to be chief ag negotiator". Farm Futures. June 20, 2017. Retrieved July 14, 2017.

External links

  • Biography at Commodity Markets Council
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