Browse Newsroom

A number of the Philippines’ top agricultural leaders share a common bond: They are alumni of USDA’s Cochran Fellowship Program. They came together during the FAS trade mission in Manila last month to discuss how their fellowships have shaped their careers and the future agriculture in the Phillipines.
As part of USDA's commitment to expanding and diversifying global market opportunities for U.S. agriculture, the Department will sponsor four additional international trade missions in 2022,
Seven USDA-led Agricultural Trade Missions are scheduled for next year in continuing efforts to increase export opportunities. USDA Radio’s Rod Bain talks to Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney about the 2020 trade...
CONTACT: press@fas.usda.gov or (202) 720-7115 WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2019 – When Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney leads a U.S. Department of Agriculture trade mission to Vietnam Oct. 15-18, he’ll be accompanied by...
Preliminary Results from Southern Africa Ag Trade Mission USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney said during a media call-back from Cape Town, South Africa, that the Southern Africa trade mission appears to be...
Contact: press@fas.usda.gov or (202) 720-711 WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2018 – U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney will lead a trade mission to Southern Africa Oct. 29-Nov. 2, joined by U.S...
USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney talked to reporters July 18 about the trade mission he led to Indonesia and Southeast Asia. McKinney said there is a market for U.S. food and ag products in Indonesia, but...
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...
In 2009 when Tim Montz first traveled to Shanghai representing the Texan pecan industry, he had to explain what pecans were. Two years later, promoting their pecans to China and other countries has become “business as usual” for father-and-son team...
By organizing and executing agricultural trade missions, USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is helping U.S. exports thrive around the world. In 2011 alone, USDA led 57 U.S. agribusinesses on missions to Peru, Indonesia, Vietnam, Colombia and...