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CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org Washington, D.C., March 28, 2018 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement today regarding the agreement in principle reached by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Republic of...
August 17, 2017
South Korea Lifts U.S. Poultry Ban
Contact: USDA Press Phone: (202) 720-4623 Email: email@example.com WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that the government of South Korea has lifted its ban on imports of U.S. poultry and poultry...
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...
December 20, 2013
Growing Markets Around the World for America's Agricultural Productivity
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...
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...
February 24, 2012
New Website Showcases the Opportunities of U.S.-Korea FTA
The USDA Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) in Seoul recently launched a Web page to showcase potential opportunities to be created by the soon-to-be-implemented U.S.-Korea Trade Agreement (KORUS). KORUS will take effect on March 15, 2012. The Foreign...
November 10, 2011
Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Record U.S. Farm Exports
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...
October 21, 2011
Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Signing of Korea, Colombia and Panama Trade Agreements
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...
May 11, 2011
Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Record Agricultural Exports for First Half of Fiscal Year 2011
Contact: USDA Office of Communications (202) 720-4623 WASHINGTON, May 11, 2011–Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the following statement on data released today showing that U.S. farm exports reached an all-time high of $75 billion during the...
March 8, 2011
Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Highlights Benefits of the U.S.-Korea Trade Agreement for U.S. Agriculture
WASHINGTON, March 8, 2011 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today hosted a media conference call to highlight the benefits to U.S. agriculture of the U.S.-Korea Trade Agreement (KORUS) now pending before Congress. The Obama Administration concluded...