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Muhammad Appointed onto Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee

AAEA member to advise U.S. leaders on trade policy

AAEA Member, Andrew Muhammad from the University of Tennessee was appointed to the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee on Thursday, June 11, 2019.

The Committee advises the Secretary of Agriculture and the United States Trade Representative on trade policy and matters arising in the administration. They also give guidance on negotiating objectives and bargaining positions for the United States before entering any trade agreements.

Muhammad is the Blasingame Chair of Excellence in Agricultural Policy at the University. He, along with 139 other private-sector members are joining the committee along with six technical advisory committees focused on specific agricultural sectors through 2023.

 “Serving on the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee is an excellent opportunity that will benefit the University of Tennessee, as well as agricultural, food and forestry interests in Tennessee and the Southeast,” said Muhammad. “I look forward to working with industry leaders and policy makers in helping to develop and implement trade policy to benefit U.S. food and agriculture.”

USDA Press Release

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ABOUT AAEA: Established in 1910, the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) is the leading professional association for agricultural and applied economists, with 2,500 members in more than 60 countries. Members of the AAEA work in academic or government institutions as well as in industry and not-for-profit organizations, and engage in a variety of research, teaching, and outreach activities in the areas of agriculture, the environment, food, health, and international development. The AAEA publishes two journals, the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, as well as the online magazine Choices and the online open access publication series Applied Economics Teaching Resources. To learn more, visit

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