WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, the Senate Finance Comittee voted unanimously by voice vote to nominate USDA Deputy Under Secretary For Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Darci Vetter to the position of Chief Agricultural Negotiator at the Office of the United States Trade Representative.
“Ms. Vetter will have an important task as the person who fights on behalf of American farmers and ranchers in trade negotiations,” said Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden in a statement. “[Ms. Vetter and Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade nominee Stefan Selig] will help to advance a trade agenda that’s focused on creating jobs and a strong economy for all Americans.”
The Senate Finance Committee also noted that Vetter has served in her current role at USDA since 2010. Prior to that role, Vetter was an international trade advisor on the Senate Finance Committee.
Vetter also served as USTR Director of Agricultural Affairs from 2005 to 2007, and as USTR Director for Sustainable Development from 2001 to 2005. She received her M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and her B.A. from Drake University in Des Moines.