MONHEIM, GERMANY – Bayer Crop Science recently announced that it has contracted with Alan Tracy, the former president of U.S. Wheat Associates, to assist them in matters related to its wheat program and to advise them on related trade policy issues.

Tracy, who on July 1 retired as USW president after 20 years, still serves as a senior adviser with USW, and also does consulting work for Nisshin Flour Milling, of Japan, which owns Miller Milling in the United States and Rogers Foods in Canada.

“I’m pleased to be staying involved with the industry,” Tracy said.

Tracy joined USW in 1997, after serving for seven years as the Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Before that, from 1986 to 1989, he worked in the White House as special assistant to the president for agricultural trade and food assistance. He earlier held several positions at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, including deputy assistant secretary of agriculture for marketing and inspection services, deputy undersecretary for international affairs and commodity programs, and general sales manager.

Tracy holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from Cornell University and a master’s degree in international business from the University of Wisconsin.