NCFC Statement on the Nomination of Ellen Terpstra as U.S. Chief Ag Negotiator


“The National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) strongly supports the nomination of Ellen Terpstra as Chief Agricultural Negotiator at the Office of the U.S. Trade Represenative…”

Statement by NCFC President Jean-Mari Peltier on the Nomination of Ellen Terpstra as U.S. Chief Ag Negotiator

For Immediate Release

Washington, DC (April 7, 2008)–“The National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) strongly supports the nomination of Ellen Terpstra as Chief Agricultural Negotiator at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

“Ms. Terpstra’s broad understanding of the global competitive challenges for American agriculture will serve the country well in this essential position. Her experience both within and outside of government over the course of a distinguished career makes Ms. Terpstra one of the most qualified nominees for this ambassadorial position.

“Therefore, we recommend that the Senate favorably consider Ms. Terpstra’s nomination, and hope that the legislative calendar allows for a swift confirmation.

“NCFC is the national trade association representing farmer-owned cooperatives and their members. Collectively, farmer cooperatives originate and directly export billions of dollars of American agricultural products and participate in every significant overseas market. Their direct commercial involvement in these countries means their farmer-ownershave a vital economic stake in the successful outcome of trade negotiations.”

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