U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai today announced the appointment of members to the USDA/USTR Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in Fruits and Vegetables. CCM President Casey Creamer was reappointed to his second term to continue advising both Secretary Vilsack and Ambassador Tai on trade issues affecting California’s citrus growers.
“Domestic growers have suffered from trade disputes, covid supply chain disruptions, and import /export imbalances that must be addressed,” said Creamer. I’m honored to continue serving on this important committee to advise on critical trade policies that are significantly impacting the California citrus grower.”
Creamer is one of 130 new private-sector representatives to serve on seven agricultural trade advisory committees that represent the diversity of U.S. agriculture. He will serve on the committee until August of 2027.
Also appointed to the Committee from the citrus industry are Dale Murden from Texas Citrus Mutual, Jim Cranney from California Citrus Quality Council, Melissa Frank from the Wonderful Company, and Dan Richey from Riverfront Packing in Florida.
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