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March 16, 2018
USDA Radio: USDA's McKinney Talks Trade with Japan
USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney talked to reporters March 12 about his recent trip to Japan, where he discussed trade policy priorities with Japanese officials and promoted U.S. food and farm products at...
September 23, 2016
U.S. Soybean Industry Celebrates 60 Years in Japan
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...
April 16, 2014
USDA Program Helps Boost U.S. Blueberry Exports
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...
March 31, 2014
Wayo-Settchu: Another Way to Say Delicious
“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...
November 26, 2013
FAS Programs Help Promote Native American Foods Worldwide
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...
April 1, 2013
Asian "Top Chef" Competitions Showcase U.S. Ingredients
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 1, 2013
USDA Preserves $4 Billion in Agricultural Exports in 2012 by Knocking Down Barriers to Trade
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...
July 31, 2012
U.S. Cherries On Top In South Korean Market
It’s only been four months since the historic U.S.-Korea free trade agreement (KORUS) removed two thirds of the tariffs imposed on U.S. food and agricultural products exported to South Korea. But already, sales of U.S. fresh cherries are on the rise...
March 27, 2012
U.S. Exporters Shine at Asia’s Largest Food Trade Show
By Steve Shnitzler, Director, USDA Agricultural Trade Office, Tokyo Helping U.S. exporters tap into Japan’s $670 billion food market is a top priority for the Foreign Agricultural Service’s Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) in Japan. One way we do this...
After more than two decades of exporting U.S. agricultural products, Good Life Foods is thriving internationally with support from USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). Before starting the company, Good Life Foods’ president Emil Font served as...