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International Agricultural Trade Report

After Several Difficult Years, U.S. Pork Exports to Mexico Show Promise

Mexico is the third-largest pork importer in the world and traditionally the largest U.S. market for pork exports by volume. Over the past few years, shipments to this important market have faced headwinds. First, retaliatory tariffs related to Section 232 actions disadvantaged U.S. product. Then the coronavirus pandemic and a weak Mexican economy weighed on demand.
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Blueberries Around the Globe – Past, Present, and Future

Trade and production of blueberries is expanding globally as product development boosts their profile in form and function.
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Prospects for U.S. Corn in Latin America

Latin America accounts for about 25 percent of global corn imports . The region’s corn demand for imported corn has grown steadily over the years supported by expansion in the livestock sector...
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Cranberries: No Longer Just an American Tradition

American cranberry farmers are in the homestretch of the harvest season in what looks to be another banner year for U.S. cranberry production.
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Free Trade Agreements and U.S. Agriculture

Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) help expand foreign markets for U.S. producers and exporters by reducing trade barriers, fostering a more stable and transparent environment for trade and investment...
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A Review of U.S. Tariff Rate Quotas for Beef Imports

The United States is the world’s largest producer of beef but it also imports more beef than any other country.
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Processed Product Spotlight: Growth in Exports of U.S. Potato Products

The United States is the world’s top exporter of processed potato products. Over the past decade those exports have grown 127 percent, reaching a record $1.5 billion in 2014...
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Money Does Grow on Trees as U.S. Forest Product Exports Set Record

The United States exported a record $9.7 billion of forest products in fiscal year 2014. Among U.S. agricultural exports, only corn and soybeans had higher export values.
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South-South Agricultural Trade on the Rise

In the past decade, one of the most apparent trends agricultural trade patterns has been the growth in agricultural trade between developing countries or so-called “South-South trade.”
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U.S. Exports of Corn-Based Products Continue to Climb

U.S. exports of corn-based products have experienced rapid growth in the past decade, reaching a value of $7.6 billion in fiscal year 2014, up 16 percent from the previous year.
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U.S. Processed Food Exports: Growth & Outlook

Exports of high-value, processed food products have been a significant contributor to the strongest five-year period for agricultural exports in U.S. history.
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Processed Product Spotlight: Confectionery

Young, urban consumers in emerging markets with rising disposable incomes helped propel global imports of confectionery products to $21 billion in calendar year 2013.