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Throughout 2021, FAS was proud to support USDA's efforts to create more and better markets for U.S. agriculture, to address the climate crisis, and to promote nutrition and food security.
Beginning July 23, all eyes will be on Japan as it hosts the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. For me, this summer’s Olympics is the perfect blend of things that I’m passionate about – there’s cycling, there’s an international governing body...
USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney visits the USA Pavilion at FOODEX Japan. (Photo: U.S. Embassy Japan) Japan is the fourth-largest global market for U.S. agriculture and the top Asian market for U.S. exports...
It's been a busy fall for the FAS Cochran Fellowship Program. In September and October 2017, more than 200 Cochran Fellows from 32 countries traveled to the United States to enhance their knowledge and technical skills. The fellows, many of them...
Assessing the progress of the spring bloom, FAS observes peach blossoms and other stone fruits in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. By Gary Meyer, FAS Minister Counselor for Agricultural Affairs, Tokyo What’s a typical day in the life of a USDA Foreign...
The American Soybean Association opened its first overseas representative office in Tokyo in 1956. Since then, the U.S. soybean industry has been working in partnership with the Foreign Agricultural Service to create market opportunities for U.S...
U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and Perky Jerky Chairman of the Herd Brian Levin celebrate the return of U.S. processed beef products to Japan after an 11-year absence. Colorado-based Perky Jerky took advantage of expanded market access to...
Spring is here and brings with it many fresh healthy foods, including blueberries. Known for their antioxidants, vitamins and fiber, blueberries are a healthy option that is becoming more popular around the world and the U.S. blueberry industry is...
“Wayo-settchu” is a Japanese concept, roughly meaning “a blending of Japanese and Western styles.” This idea can be applied to everything from fashion and architecture to music and cuisine. On February 22, 2014, the U.S. Agricultural Trade Office...
The Foreign Agricultural Service recognizes the U.S. agricultural exports grown, produced and harvested by American Indians across the country during Native American Heritage Month For more than 25 years, the Intertribal Agriculture Council has...
In the United States, "March Madness" refers to the frenzied college basketball tournaments where teams must win or go home. Culinary masters throughout Asia experienced their own version of "madness" last month by squaring off in the kitchen for a...
February 14, 2013
Feature

Ambassadors of Cheese

For 80 years, Rogue Creamery has been passionate about the art of cheese making. This small company located in Oregon’s scenic Rogue River Valley produces a variety of handcrafted artisan cheeses using milk from its dairies. Its blue cheeses are...