The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Darci Vetter to be Chief Agricultural Negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. President Obama nominated Vetter this January for the position. U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman welcomed the Senate’s vote. “American farmers and ranchers are central to our effort to support jobs across the United States by selling more Made-in-America goods and services to the world,” said Ambassador Froman. “Darci’s expertise and exDeputy Under Secretary  Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Darci Vetterperience will make her a formidable advocate for our agricultural community.”

Vetter has served as deputy under secretary in the Office of the Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services at the U.S. Department of Agriculture since 2010. She served as internal trade advisor on the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance from 2007 to 2010. Prior to the Senate, she held several roles at the Office of the United States Trade Representative, including director for agricultural affairs and director of sustainable development. From 2000-2001, she was the special assistant to the Under Secretary for management at the U.S. Department of State. She graduated with a B.A. from Drake University and an M.P.A and Certificate in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International affairs at Princeton University.  She is a Nebraska native.