The Senate confirmed Mike Froman as the new U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on Wednesday on a 93 to four vote. Froman was most recently the assistant to the president and deputy national security advisor for international economics.
He previously served in the Clinton Administration and was a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, a resident fellow at the German Marshall Fund and worked in the private sector.
Froman takes the helm at USTR as several major trade deals are under negotiation, including with the European Union and Pacific Rim nations. Both agreements could open significant market opportunities for U.S. wheat producers and are strongly supported by NAWG and U.S. Wheat Associates.