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USDA will host the second in-person Stakeholder Session of the US-EU Collaboration Platform on Agriculture April 8-9 in Washington, D.C.
Communications to Congress

Food for Progress Program – FY 2022 Report to Congress

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.
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.
With research and development funds provided by the FAS Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops Program, FAS and ARS are working to produce compostable PLU labels. They are collaborating with the International Fresh Produce Association and Sinclair Systems International to meet the EU standards. The goal is to develop adhesives that are both food-safe and compostable. When achieved, this will allow American companies to export fruits and vegetables as usual while helping to decrease food waste and methane emissions.
Under Secretary Alexis Taylor is in Amsterdam with agribusinesses, farm organizations, and state government leaders on a trade mission to expand economic opportunities for American agriculture.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Alexis M. Taylor will lead USDA’s first-ever regional agribusiness trade mission to the Netherlands between April 17-20.
Secretary Vilsack and EU Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski traveled to a family farm in Maryland so the Commissioner could learn more about U.S. agriculture and its commitment to climate-smart, sustainable production.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service is accepting applications from U.S. exporters for its first-ever regional agricultural trade mission to Amsterdam, Netherlands, April 17 – 20, 2023.
Communications to Congress

Food for Progress Program – FY 2021 Report to Congress

Staying true to its mission of expanding U.S. agricultural and food exports, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service started the final month of 2022 with a bang. The Spain Agricultural Trade Mission was the largest and most...
In the year since it launched, the Global Methane Pledge has generated unprecedented momentum for methane action.