California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson today applauded President Joe Biden’s decision to nominate Elaine Trevino as his top agricultural trade negotiator.
Trevino, who is from California’s Central Valley, is president of the Almond Alliance of California. She previously worked on international trade programs as deputy secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture under former governors Gray Davis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Johansson is urging her swift confirmation by the U.S. Senate.
“California’s farmers and ranchers are extremely pleased with Elaine Trevino’s appointment as chief agricultural trade negotiator for the United States Trade Representative,” Johansson said. “She brings a real-life understanding of California farm communities and served in key leadership positions for both Democratic and Republican administrations. Her experience in the top agricultural production and export state in the nation gives her deep knowledge of how our nation should best navigate trade issues for the benefit of farm producers across America.”
The California Farm Bureau works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of nearly 34,000 members statewide and as part of a nationwide network of nearly 5.6 million Farm Bureau members.