Agricultural Attaché Paul Welcher (right) had the difficult task of selecting the “Best American Burger” in Pattaya, Thailand, this spring during an FAS-sponsored competition promoting U.S. food products. It’s grilling season here in the United...
USDA Under Secretary Michael Scuse talks with Florida agriculture leaders at the Port of Tampa about the importance of Trade Promotion Authority. By Rick Dantzler, Florida State Executive Director, Farm Service Agency Recently, I had the pleasure of...

By Sue Heinen, FAS Administrator Recently, I traveled to the Middle East to meet with local and U.S. Embassy leaders to discuss agricultural strategy within the region. Towards the end of my two-week journey, I also had the opportunity to meet with U...

By organizing and executing agricultural trade missions, USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is helping U.S. exports thrive around the world. In 2011 alone, USDA led 57 U.S. agribusinesses on missions to Peru, Indonesia, Vietnam, Colombia and...