Duvall named to White House committee

AFBF president to be part of team that advises President Trump on potential effects of proposed and current trade agreements.

Duvall _named _white _house _committee _1_636486064313872000American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall has been appointed to the White House Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations (ACTPN).

Members of the ACTPN advise the president on potential effects of proposed and current trade agreements.

The ACTPN, which is administered by the U.S. Trade Representative, is the main trade advisory committee that provides policy information and advice to the president.

“I am deeply honored to be called to serve as a member of the White House’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.” Duvall said. “I look forward to taking a seat at the table on behalf of America’s farmers and ranchers as we look to further our agricultural trade opportunities.

Duvall will serve a four-year term. Established by the 1974 Trade Act, the ACTPN brings together up to 45 individuals from the private sector who represent key economic sectors affected by trade.

"We must keep building on our current gains in markets abroad, foster lasting relationships with our international partners and, of course, effectively enforce current trade agreements to ensure agriculture continues to boost our economy and create jobs for all Americans,” Duvall added.

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