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Ambassador Darci Vetter
In this week’s Open Mic, Ambassador Darci Vetter, Chief Agriculture Negotiator with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, provides an update on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPA) negotiations, as well as the ongoing Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks. Vetter says the nation’s agriculture industry cannot afford to be isolated from the other ninety-five percent of the globe’s population or growth in its middle class. Support from farmers and ranchers will be crucial in advancing an ambitious trade agenda, she adds.
February 12, 2015
Feature: After a great year in the cattle industry, the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio broke attendance records as cattlemen from across the country gathered to discuss what lies ahead. In this video, NCBA CEO Forrest Roberts and Past President Bob McCan discuss one of the key happenings of the convention, the NCBA approval of the beef checkoff MOU.
Feature: David Rouzer, R-N.C., sits down with Agri-Pulse to discuss his previous time in Washington, what he hopes to accomplish in his first term, and being in the unusual position of being a freshman subcommittee chair. Rouzer served two terms in the North Carolina legislature and nine years on the hill, but this is his first trip to Washington as a Congressman.