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For almost 50 years, Bangladesh required U.S. cotton be fumigated because of concerns about the boll weevil. Collaboration between USDA agencies and the Bangladesh Ministry of Agriculture resulted in amended import requirements, exempting the United States from the list of countries required to fumigate cotton upon arrival.
Export Sales Announcement

Export Sales to Japan and the Philippines

Private exporters reported the following sales activity: 155,000 MT of corn for delivery to Japan during MY 2024/2025 and 228,000 MT of soybean meal for delivery to the Philippines during MY 2023/2024.
Communications to Congress

Food for Progress Program – FY 2022 Report to Congress

USDA, through its administration of the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition (McGovern-Dole) Program, is the largest global donor to school feeding efforts, providing U.S. agricultural commodities, funding, and technical assistance to reduce hunger, support nutrition, and improve literacy and primary education, especially for girls, around the world.
Sometimes, even the most successful and experienced entrepreneurs need a little extra help navigating ways to diversify and expand their business model. For dairy products and ingredients company, Tedford/Tellico, Inc. in Knoxville, Tennessee, that was the case in 2022, when its Global Sales Director Matthew Tedford attended his first-ever USDA-sponsored agribusiness trade mission more than 8,500 miles away in the Philippines.
Export Sales Announcement

Export Sales to China, Mexico, and Philippines

Private exporters reported to USDA the following sales activity, all for delivery during the 2023/2024 marketing year: 440,000 MT of soft red winter wheat to China; 267,044 MT of corn to Mexico; 183,000 MT of soybean cake and meal to the Philippines.
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.
Export Sales Announcement

Export Sales to Mexico and the Philippines

Private exporters reported the following sales activity for MY 2023/2024: 200,000 MT of corn for delivery to Mexico and 183,000 MT of soybean cake and meal for delivery to the Philippines.
Agriculture Secretary Vilsack today announced the United States is investing $455 million to strengthen global food security and international capacity-building efforts.
As fall approaches, September celebrates the most-consumed meat in the United States: chicken. Two-thirds of U.S. chicken are raised in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Texas. And did you know that U.S. chicken meat is also a top agricultural export for our nation?
Export Sales Announcement

Export Sales to the Philippines

Private exporters reported sales of 185,000 MT of soybean cake and meal for delivery to the Philippines during MY 2023/2024.
Export Sales Announcement

Export Sales to China and the Philippines

Private exporters reported the following sales activity for MY 2023/2024: 132,000 MT of soybeans for delivery to China and 183,300 MT of soybean cake and meal for delivery to the Philippines.