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May 1, 2023
Celebrating World Trade Month
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.
April 20, 2023
Helping Reduce Methane Emissions by Solving a Sticky Problem for U.S. Produce Exporters
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.
February 14, 2023
Spreading Love Across the Globe with U.S. Foods
Regardless of where you live or what language you speak, treating that special someone in your life to delicious food is a universal act of love. If you are looking for ideas on how to show your love this Valentine’s Day, look no further. The U.S...
January 20, 2023
U.S. Hot Sauces Bring Heat to Ag Trade
In honor of National Hot Sauce Day, USDA-FAS is celebrating a category of U.S. food exports that come in small packages but pack a lot of flavors and often heat – condiments and sauces. In 2021, the export of U.S.-made condiments and sauces was valued at $2 billion.
December 8, 2022
USDA Wraps Up Final Trade Mission of 2022
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...
August 11, 2022
Cochran Alumni Reach Highest Levels of Philippines Agriculture
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.
Foreign Agricultural Service Administrator Daniel Whitley led a USDA trade mission to the Philippines, July 18-21. He was joined by representatives from 29 U.S. agribusinesses and farm organizations and 10 state departments of agriculture, working...
Throughout 2021, FAS was proud to support USDA's efforts to create more and better markets for U.S. agriculture, to address the climate crisis, and to promote nutrition and food security.
December 9, 2021
FAS China: U.S. Turkeys Return to the Spotlight
After a gap of six years, whole U.S. turkeys are back on the menu in the People’s Republic of China. Promotional events were in full swing throughout the month of November across the country by the U.S. Agricultural Trade Offices of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service.
Beginning July 23, all eyes will be on Japan as it hosts the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. For me, this summer’s Olympics is the perfect blend of things that I’m passionate about – there’s cycling, there’s an international governing body...
October 4, 2019
Bringing Together U.S. Agriculture and Its #1 Customer
USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney led a successful trade mission to Toronto and Montréal in September to show appreciation for the United States’ closest trading partner and to highlight the benefits of the...
December 14, 2018
Growing Export Opportunities for U.S. Sorghum in Spain
During one of multiple stops on his first official visit to Spain, FAS Administrator Ken Isley joined Spanish importers and the U.S. Grains Council at the Port of Tarragona to learn about opportunities for U.S. sorghum in the country. With Spain’s...