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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.
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.
FAS’s recent trade mission to Central America’s Northern Triangle is poised to rank as one of the most successful in history, yielding $30 million in projected 12-month export sales for a host of U.S. farm and food products ranging from seafood to...
March 2, 2018
CAFTA-DR: A Trade Partnership that Works
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...
November 2, 2017
Pioneering Export Markets with the Cochran Fellowship Program
It's been a busy fall for the FAS Cochran Fellowship Program. In September and October 2017, more than 200 Cochran Fellows from 32 countries traveled to the United States to enhance their knowledge and technical skills. The fellows, many of them...
Honduras’ top agricultural official was in Washington in early October to provide a first-hand account of how the Foreign Agricultural Service’s Food for Progress Program is helping improve rural livelihoods, boost agricultural productivity, enhance...
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...
September 10, 2013
Online Tool Helps Ag Exporters Track Trade Agreements
By Jason Carver, Senior Economist, FAS Global Policy Analysis Division The United States has free trade agreements with 20 countries around the world that expand export opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural producers. To help exporters obtain...
January 18, 2012
USDA Grant Helps Coffee Farmers Win Honduras’ Cup of Excellence
If you can name it, there’s probably a competitive event for it. For instance, coffee has its own competition called the Cup of Excellence. In the coffee world, no honor is more sought after. It is given each year to only top coffees from...
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...