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NCBA Excited About Max Baucus Possibly Being New Ambassador To China

NCBA Excited About Max Baucus Possibly Being New Ambassador To China

Democratic officials say President Obama intends to nominate Montana Senator Max Baucus as ambassador to China. Earlier this year the 72 year old Baucus indicated he would not seek re election.  National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall says Baucus makes an excellent choice because of his knowledge of agriculture, trade and finance.

Woodall says Baucus could make the difference in re establishing the Chinese market for U.S. beef.

Woodall says Baucus’s long term experience serving in the Senate and as finance chairman means he brings the right skills to the job and would be a very effective leader in that capacity.

There’s been no immediate comment from the White House.

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