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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 led a successful trade mission to Toronto and Montréal in September to show appreciation for the United States’ closest trading partner and to highlight the benefits of the...
During one of multiple stops on his first official visit to Spain, FAS Administrator Ken Isley joined Spanish importers and the U.S. Grains Council at the Port of Tarragona to learn about opportunities for U.S. sorghum in the country. With Spain’s...
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...
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...
What does a pomegranate need to do to get from an orchard in California to a dining table in Canada? The pomegranate doesn’t have to do anything, but U.S. growers must prepare the ground for their products in more ways than one. It takes knowledge...
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...
Recently, USDA announced that U.S. agricultural exports for fiscal year 2013 finished at another record level, continuing the strongest five-year period for such exports in our nation’s history. Much of this success is due to small businesses, which...