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Indiana ag leader nominated as UN food ambassador

President Trump has nominated Indiana agriculture leader Kip Tom as ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture.

If confirmed by the Senate, he would serve as the U.S. representative in Rome.

According to a White House statement, the Leesburg native has ag experience in North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Tom served on Trump’s agricultural advisory committee during the 2016 campaign. He was also one of three people selected to meet with the president when he discussed repealing the estate tax in Indianapolis this fall

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