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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.
Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Stephen Censky and FAS Administrator Ken Isley with the 11 newest agricultural officers sworn into the Foreign Service, from left to right: Andre Bradley, Ben Boroughs, Daniel Alvarado, Olutayo Akingbe, Sarah Gilleski...
Contact: USDA Press Phone: (202) 720-4623 Email: press@oc.usda.gov WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2017 – U.S. agricultural exports totaled $140.5 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2017, climbing nearly $10.9 billion from the previous year to the third-highest level...
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...
FAS Acting Administrator Holly Higgins with the nine newest agricultural officers sworn into the Foreign Service, from left to right: Lisa Ahramjian, Dan Archibald, Chris Bielecki, Alex Blamberg, Kyle Bonsu, Acting Administrator Higgins, Megan...
Spring is here and brings with it many fresh healthy foods, including blueberries. Known for their antioxidants, vitamins and fiber, blueberries are a healthy option that is becoming more popular around the world and the U.S. blueberry industry is...
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...
Recently, USDA announced that U.S. agricultural exports for fiscal year 2013 finished at another record level, continuing the strongest five-year period for such exports in our nation’s history. Much of this success is due to small businesses, which...
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...
In 2009 when Tim Montz first traveled to Shanghai representing the Texan pecan industry, he had to explain what pecans were. Two years later, promoting their pecans to China and other countries has become “business as usual” for father-and-son team...
Contact: USDA Office of Communications (202) 720-4623 WASHINGTON, June 17, 2011 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will lead the U.S. government’s delegation to the G-20 Summit of Agricultural Ministers in Paris on June 22 and 23. The focus of the...