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By Jason Hafemeister, Trade Counsel, U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney is leading a USDA trade mission to Central America this week, making it a good time to review where we stand...
Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney travelled to Colombia and Panama Nov. 27-Dec. 1, 2017 to highlight the mutual benefits of the United States’ free trade agreements with both countries. McKinney held bilateral...
Pablo Chacón, a Guatemalan farmer, takes notes at the CATIE dairy farm and research center in Turrialba, Costa Rica, where he is studying agroforestry on an FAS-funded scholarship. By Robert Schubert, FAS Office of Capacity Building and Development...
Contact: USDA Office of Communications, (202) 720-4623 December 20, 2013 -- Yesterday, Agriculture Under Secretary Michael Scuse joined Tim Hamilton, executive director of Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast, as well as Dave Ramirez of Ohio...
By Jason Carver, Senior Economist, FAS Global Policy Analysis Division The United States has free trade agreements with 20 countries around the world that expand export opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural producers. To help exporters obtain...
Contact: Ron Lord, (202) 720-6939, ronald.lord@fas.usda.gov WASHINGTON, June 25, 2013 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced an additional action to manage the domestic sugar surplus while operating the sugar program at the least cost...
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2013 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today highlighted how the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) resolved dozens of export issues in 2012, freeing up an estimated $4 billion in U.S. agricultural and forestry exports and...
The U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement (Panama TPA) entered into force Oct. 31, expanding market access for U.S. agricultural exporters in one of the fastest-growing economies in Latin America. The Panama TPA is the last in a trio of trade...
CONTACT: USDA Office of Communications (202) 720-4623 WASHINGTON, October 22, 2012 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today made the following statement on the U.S. - Panama Trade Promotion Agreement: "The U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement...
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2011 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will lead a mission with 26 U.S. businesses to promote trade with Panama and Colombia Nov. 15-17. This is the largest delegation of U.S. companies ever to participate in a USDA...
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2011–Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the following statement today after USDA released its final tally for agricultural exports in fiscal year 2011: "Thanks to the productivity of America's farmers, ranchers and producers...
CONTACT: Office of Communications (202)720-4623 WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2011 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the following statement today on President Obama signing into law three trade agreements and workers' assistance expected to support...