Gregg Doud was approved by the U.S. Senate on March 1, U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee and Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, announced.

Upon swearing in, Doud, of Kansas, will serve as Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative.

“I’m pleased the U.S. Senate has advanced Gregg’s nomination,” Roberts said. “Our hard-working farmers, ranchers, end-users, and folks in rural America have waited too long to be represented at the trade negotiating table.”

“Raised on a farm in the great state of Kansas and possessing decades of agriculture and trade experience in Washington, I’m confident Gregg understands what trade means to agriculture, and he has the experience to help maintain U.S. agriculture’s role as a reliable supplier around the world.”

The Senate Finance Committee, which Roberts is a senior member of, held a hearing on Doud on Oct. 5.

Doud was favorably reported out of the Committee with a bipartisan vote.