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Today, USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Alexis Taylor launched an agribusiness trade mission to Japan.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack issued the following statement regarding today’s announcement by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) that the United States has requested dispute settlement consultations with Mexico under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). These consultations are in regard to Mexico’s agricultural biotechnology policies.
United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today announced that the United States has requested dispute settlement consultations with Mexico under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Alexis Taylor will lead the upcoming agricultural trade mission to Japan, June 5-8. The delegation includes a robust representation of the U.S. agriculture sector.
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.
With research and development funds provided by the FAS Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops Program, FAS and ARS are working to produce compostable PLU labels. They are collaborating with the International Fresh Produce Association and Sinclair Systems International to meet the EU standards. The goal is to develop adhesives that are both food-safe and compostable. When achieved, this will allow American companies to export fruits and vegetables as usual while helping to decrease food waste and methane emissions.
Under Secretary Alexis Taylor is in Amsterdam with agribusinesses, farm organizations, and state government leaders on a trade mission to expand economic opportunities for American agriculture.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Alexis M. Taylor will lead USDA’s first-ever regional agribusiness trade mission to the Netherlands between April 17-20.
April 3, 2023
Export Sales Announcement

Export Sales to Mexico and Unknown Destinations

Private exporters reported the following sales activity: 150,000 MT of corn for delivery to Mexico during MY 2023/2024 and 20,000 MT of soybean oil for delivery to unknown destinations during MY 2022/2023.
Japan ’s new biofuels policy will help promote a cleaner, more sustainable energy future and will expand U.S. ethanol producers’ producers’ access to the Japanese market.
USDA's Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Alexis Taylor arrived in Panama City today to launch an agribusiness trade mission. Taylor and a delegation of representatives from agribusiness and farm organizations and state departments of agriculture look to develop stronger ties and build economic partnerships between the United States and Panama and markets throughout CAFTA-DR region.
USDA's Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Alexis M. Taylor will lead a delegation of 26 agribusinesses and farm organizations to Panama City, Panama, from March 19 to 23.