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USDA and USAID will deploy $1 billion in Commodity Credit Corporation funding to purchase U.S.-grown commodities to provide emergency food assistance to people in need throughout the world.
FAS has designated Benin, Cambodia, Madagascar, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, and Tunisia as priority countries for the Food for Progress program in FY 2024.
Secretary Vilsack announced next steps in USDA's efforts to bolster U.S. agricultural trade, including the planned trade missions for 2024 and the opening of a public comment period for the new Regional Agricultural Promotion Program.
Leaders from three state agriculture departments and 29 U.S. agribusinesses and organizations will accompany U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary Alexis M. Taylor on a trade mission to Southeast Asia October 30 – November 3 to expand export opportunities for U.S. food and farm products to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the world’s fourth-largest market.
Feature

Texas Grapefruit Heading to Vietnam

Wonderful Citrus is the largest fresh citrus grower, harvester, packer, and exporter in the Western United States, with offices in California and Texas. For many years, the company has worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Foreign...
FAS helps minority farmers gain traction in international trade as well as growing and promoting their businesses.
FAS is working with university students in Tanzania on a pilot project to gather grassroots data on grain, oilseed, and cotton crops to help strengthen community agricultural systems and improve crop condition assessments with satellite imagery.
May is World Trade Month, and USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service is marking the occasion by sharing some of the most recent facts and figures about U.S. agricultural trade.
The American agricultural sector posted its best export year ever in 2022 with international sales of U.S. farm and food products reaching $196 billion.
News Release

USDA Trade Mission to East Africa Underway

Deputy Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh arrived today in Nairobi to launch a USDA agribusiness trade mission. The U.S. delegation includes representatives from 32 agribusinesses and farm organizations looking to establish trade relationships and explore opportunities for U.S. exports to East Africa.
Representatives from 32 U.S. agribusiness and farm organizations will join Deputy Agriculture Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh for a trade mission to Nairobi, Kenya, and Zanzibar, Tanzania, Oct. 31 - Nov. 4.
USDA will invest $178 million in seven international development projects on four continents to support U.S. government priorities including promoting climate-smart agriculture, facilitating trade and addressing the root causes of migration in Central America.