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June 30, 2021
Communications to Congress

Food for Progress Program – 2020 Report to Congress

The quarterly trade forecast released today projects fiscal year 2021 U.S. farm exports at $164 billion – the highest total on record. This represents an increase of $28 billion from last fiscal year and $7 billion from USDA’s previous forecast.
The Agriculture Innovation Mission (AIM) for Climate will increase and accelerate global innovation research and development on agriculture and food systems in support of climate action.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about climate, sustainability, conservation, innovation, technology, research, and related issues at the Brussels-based Forum for the Future of Agriculture on March 21, 2021.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2020 – Despite the challenges 2020 brought, the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) continued to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s pursuit of global trade opportunities for American agriculture, successfully delivering on...
November 6, 2020
Communications to Congress

Food for Progress Program – 2019 Report to Congress

On November 2, 2020, USDA's Economic Research Service released a report looking at the potential economic and related impacts of the European Commission’s proposed Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies. Economic and Food Security Impacts of...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the 2020 Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program. The program offers training and collaborative research opportunities to early and mid-career...
December 23, 2019
Export Sales Announcement

Private Exporters Report Sales Activity for China

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2019—Private exporters reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture the following activity: Export sales of 126,000 metric tons of soybeans for delivery to China during the 2019/2020 marketing year; and Changes in destinations...
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...
Washington, D.C., Dec. 5, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will sponsor seven agribusiness trade missions in 2020 to grow and diversify export opportunities around the world for America’s farmers and ranchers, Under Secretary for...
On October 5, FAS Administrator Ken Isley joined U.S. Chargé d’Affairs Robin Quinville for the grand opening of the USA Pavilion at the Anuga trade show in Cologne, Germany. Nearly 160 American companies participated in Anuga, the world’s largest...