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Deputy Secretary Jewel Bronaugh traveled to Bali Sept. 27-29 to attend the G20 Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting, making the case for joint action on food security, climate, agricultural innovation, sustainable productivity growth, and closer global integration through trade.
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.
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.
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...
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...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture continues to expend significant resources in China, working to break down trade barriers, promote U.S. farm and food products, and ensure that the country will remain a strong export market well into the future. Why...
Since Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue traveled to Beijing in June to celebrate the reopening of the Chinese market to U.S. beef, the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) has been working to capitalize on new export opportunities for the U.S. beef...
Posted by Phil Karsting, Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service In mid-August, I traveled to Southeast Asia and witnessed firsthand the great strides being made to help increase food security and trade. I also came to appreciate the immense...
By Jonathan Cordone, Deputy Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Within a two-month span in the spring of 2012, the United States entered into two free trade agreements (FTAs) of great importance to American agriculture – one...
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...
Representing USDA at the G-20 Agricultural Ministerial in Xi’an, China, June 3, 2016, were: (back row, left to right): Jason Hafemeister, FAS/Washington; Chris Frederick, FAS/Beijing; Wade Sheppard, FAS/Washington; and Bruce Zanin, FAS/Beijing; and...