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ICGA Applauds the Confirmation of Alexis Taylor as Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs

December 22, 2022

The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is pleased the U.S. Senate has confirmed Alexis Taylor as Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs at USDA.

“ICGA congratulates Alexis Taylor on her well-deserved and long-overdue confirmation to serve as USDA’s Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs,” stated ICGA President Denny Friest. “We are thrilled to see an Iowa native in this position who understands the importance of trade policy and promoting agriculture, corn, and biofuels in a global market. We look forward to the opportunity to work with Taylor in her new role.”

Alexis Taylor grew up on her family’s farm in Iowa and is a graduate of Iowa State University as well as an Army Veteran. Since leaving Iowa, she has held positions focused on agriculture with members of Congress including former Iowa Congressman Leonard Boswell, in USDA’s Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services to open markets and promote exports, and most recently as the Director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

For More Information:

Rachel Zumbach, Public Relations Manager, rzumbach@iowacorn.org, 515-225-9242

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