5/16/22 • Trade

Corn Refiners Applaud Alexis Taylor’s Nomination as USDA Under Secretary

May 16, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC – In response to the Biden Administration’s intention to nominate Alexis Taylor, Director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture, as Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Corn Refiners Association President & CEO John Bode issued the following statement:

“Director Taylor is an outstanding choice to lead agricultural trade at USDA. Her extensive experience in agriculture and trade is tailor made for this pivotal position at this challenging time.  We are confident the wealth of knowledge she brings will better position the United States as a leader in the global marketplace. Upon receipt of her nomination, we hope the Senate will proceed swiftly to approve Director Taylor’s nomination.”


The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) is the national trade association representing the corn refining industry of the United States. CRA and its predecessors have served this important segment of American agribusiness since 1913. Corn refiners manufacture sweeteners, starch, advanced bioproducts, corn oil and feed products from corn components such as starch, oil, protein and fiber.