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USTR’s Chief Ag Trade Negotiator confirmed for Food & Ag Issues Summit

SACRAMENTO (AgPR) | Agri-Pulse is pleased to announce that the U.S. Trade Representative’s Chief Agricultural Trade Negotiator Doug McKalip will speak at this year's Food & Ag Issues Summit in Sacramento on June 5.

Before joining USTR, he served as Senior Advisor to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on all agricultural matters relating to trade, national security, animal and plant health regulations, and a wide portfolio of domestic and international issues.

“We are delighted that Ambassador McKalip agreed to provide an update on crucial trade and ag export topics of interest to growers and agribusinesses in the West,” said Agri-Pulse Editor Sara Wyant. “He will be joined by several other experts on a wide array of topics as part of our theme, “Navigating Uncharted Waters.’”

The Summit also features CDFA Secretary Karen Ross, California Dept. of Water Resources Director Karla Nemeth, the CEOs of top California and Western farm organizations talking about the farm bill, CEOs of major crop protection companies discussing prospects for biologicals, leading experts sharing tips on groundwater recharge, and much more.

The summit offers both in-person and virtual attendance options. Be a part of the conversation and register here.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Jason Lutz and Burke Kennedy at and

Current Sponsors include:

Gold: California Farm Bureau, Curious Plot and Western Growers

Silver: California Farm Bureau

Bronze:California Farm Credit, CCI Marketing, Certis BiologiCropLife America, Morning Star, Nutrien and Valent

Lunch and Reception: Almond Board of California

About Agri-Pulse:Agri-Pulse is the most trusted source for farm and rural policy information. With offices in Washington, D.C. and Sacramento, Calif., and Camdenton, Mo. we provide a balanced perspective on a wide variety of issues including the farm bill, nutrition, trade, labor, food safety, water, environment, biotechnology, organic, conservation and crop insurance. Agri-Pulse publishes a subscription-only e-newsletter, the Agri-Pulse Daily Harvest early morning news summary, Agri-Pulse Daybreak, Agri-Pulse DriveTime podcast, Agri-Pulse Newsmakers and breaking news on


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