AFIA CEO selected to join US agricultural trade advisory committee
Constance Cullman, AFIA president and CEO, and Mallory Gaines, AFIA’s manager of market access and trade policy, have been appointed to serve on the US Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service’s Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) and Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) for Trade in Animals and Animal Products, respectively.
The US feed organization said that Cullman [pictured] and Gaines join Gina Tumbarello, AFIA’s director of international policy and trade, who has served on the ATAC for Trade in Grains, Feed, Oilseeds and Planting Seeds since 2014, in providing valuable technical and policy advice and information about US feed products and the industry to the secretary of agriculture and US Trade Representative (USTR).
Congress established the advisory committee system in 1974 to ensure that US agricultural trade policy objectives reflect US public- and private-sector commercial and economic interests. The US Department of Agriculture and the USTR manage the committees.
Cullman and Gaines will serve until 2024.