Lindsay Corp., a global manufacturer and distributor of irrigation and infrastructure equipment and technology, recently announced its president and CEO, Tim Hassinger, has accepted an appointment by USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to USDA's Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee for Trade.
As a member of the committee, Hassinger will advise, consult with and make recommendations to the Agriculture secretary and the U.S. trade representative concerning trade policy and matters arising in the administration of such policy.
The committee also will provide information and advice regarding:
• negotiation objectives and bargaining positions of the U.S. before it enters into trade agreements
• the operation of any trade agreement once entered
• matters arising in connection with the administration of U.S. trade policy
Hassinger looks forward to serving on the committee, using his more than three decades of agricultural industry experience to guide trade policy along with fellow committee members.
"Serving on the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee is a tremendous opportunity to provide counsel on the advancement and future of U.S. agriculture and trade policy," Hassinger says. "I look forward to the committee's collaboration and important dialogue that will positively impact U.S. trade policies."
Hassinger will serve on the committee until June 15, 2023.