U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack have made 19 appointments to six agricultural trade committees. They nominated one new member each to the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in Sweeteners and the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee groups. The Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in Processed Foods and the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in Animals and Animal Products groups will receive three new members.
Froman and Vilsack nominated four people to the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in Grains, Feed, Oilseeds and Planting Seeds. Finally, the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in Fruits and Vegetables will receive seven new members. A list of the nominations is available here
The White House has nominated Christopher Hart
as the new chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board on a two-year term, replacing Deborah Hersman. Hart, who was sworn in as vice chairman in 2009 and has served in that capacity for four years, was named acting chairman on April 26.
Hart served on the board from 1990 to 1993, working as deputy administrator to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and assistant administration for system safety at the Federal Aviation Authority before returning to the NTSB.
has resigned as president of the Truckload Carriers Association. A search for the next president has been spearheaded under the leadership of TCA Chairman Shepard Dunn.