FAS’s network of global contacts and long-standing relationships with international groups contribute to the agency’s unique market intelligence capabilities. Our analysts objectively assess foreign market conditions, prepare production forecasts, identify export opportunities, and track changes in policies affecting U.S. agricultural trade.
FAS works to create a global environment that’s conducive to agricultural trade. We partner with other federal agencies, foreign governments, international organizations, and U.S. stakeholders to knock down barriers, negotiate and enforce agreements, and establish international rules and standards that are transparent and predictable.
Through our market development programs and activities, FAS partners with the U.S. agricultural industry to cultivate global sales opportunities for the full spectrum of U.S. farm and food products, from bulk commodities to specialty foods. We also provide credit guarantees to facilitate overseas financing of U.S. export sales.
FAS leads USDA’s efforts to help developing countries improve their agricultural systems and build their trade capacity. We also administer food assistance programs that not only help meet the nutritional needs of recipients around the world, but also support agricultural development and education to ensure long-term food security.
From our USDA Family to yours, we’d like to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving! We are especially thankful for the millions of American farmers, ranchers and farm workers who work hard to bring us safe and delicious food each day ❤️ https://t.co/eaKax04MNJ
I’d like to extend my deepest thanks and gratitude to the farmers, ranchers, farm workers, and all those in the food supply chain who have worked around the clock to provide us a safe, delicious, and nutritious meal this Thanksgiving.
CORRECTION: Export Sales to Mexico and Unknown Destinations. The initial version of this announcement released earlier today omitted a sale of soybean oil to India. The corrected notice is now available online.