President Barack Obama nominated Dr. Isi A. Siddiqui, a prominent agricultural scientist, to be the U.S.'s next chief agricultural negotiator in the office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

Presently, Siddiqui is the vice president for science and regulatory affairs at CropLife America. He previously was employed by the California Department of Food and Agriculture for 28 years and has also served the Clinton administration in various roles related to agriculture.

The American Feed Industry Association expressed its support of the nomination.