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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...
USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney visits the USA Pavilion at FOODEX Japan. (Photo: U.S. Embassy Japan) Japan is the fourth-largest global market for U.S. agriculture and the top Asian market for U.S. exports...
Leading his first international trade mission Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2017, Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney was joined by more than 50 U.S. agricultural leaders eager to explore potential trade opportunities in Mumbai...
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...
Assessing the progress of the spring bloom, FAS observes peach blossoms and other stone fruits in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. By Gary Meyer, FAS Minister Counselor for Agricultural Affairs, Tokyo What’s a typical day in the life of a USDA Foreign...
Digital strategies help promote U.S. food and agricultural products online to Chinese consumers. Since becoming the world’s largest e-commerce market in 2013, online shopping in China has continued to thrive. By Alexis Taylor, Deputy Under Secretary...
U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and Perky Jerky Chairman of the Herd Brian Levin celebrate the return of U.S. processed beef products to Japan after an 11-year absence. Colorado-based Perky Jerky took advantage of expanded market access to...
Photo: Bev Flaten, of JM Grain, shows Tom Vajda, the U.S. Consul General for Mumbai, products she is showcasing at the Annapoorna World of Food India trade show. Adam Branson, Senior Attaché, Office of Agricultural Affairs, Mumbai, India Breaking...
China’s growing middle class and rising demand for high-quality food products have led to a boom in the country’s dairy sector. With the help of USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) and the Cochran Fellowship Program, U.S. alfalfa hay producers...
U.S. agricultural exports are a bright spot in our economy – the past five years represent the strongest in history for agricultural trade. We export everything from soybeans and dairy to specialty products and fresh produce, all adding up to revenue...