The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall:
"We are pleased Senator Flake has decided to allow Gregg Doud to face a confirmation vote for the position of Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. This is a critical time for U.S. agriculture, so swift action is what we need. Right now, our government is negotiating major agreements that will affect our industry for years to come, but doing so with a major vacancy unfilled at USTR. We urge the U.S. Senate to move quickly to confirm Gregg Doud."