USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney will deliver the 2018 Washington Conference keynote during the new Global Trade Symposium on Monday, September 24.
Under Secretary McKinney leads the development and implementation of USDA’s trade policy, oversees and facilitates foreign market access and promotes opportunities for U.S. agriculture through various trade programs and high-level government negotiations.
In 2014, McKinney was appointed by then-Governor Mike Pence to serve as Director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, a position he held until joining USDA in 2017. His career also included 19 years with Dow AgroSciences and 14 years with Elanco, a subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Company, where he was Director of Global Corporate Affairs.
What is the Global Trade Symposium?
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The Global Trade Symposium includes industry executives and government leaders exploring the future of trade in the fresh produce industry and how it affects your business. Discussions will include the impact of NAFTA negotiations, North and South hemispheric trade, exports to and from Asia, trade disputes, and potential solutions that can serve global consumers and producers. To register, visit https://www.unitedfresh.org/events-programs/the-washington-conference. For more information, contact Angela Tiwari, Director of Grassroots and Political Action, at email@example.com or 202.303.3416.