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USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney led a successful trade mission to Toronto and Montréal in September to show appreciation for the United States’ closest trading partner and to highlight the benefits of the...
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...
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...
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...
On the first-ever FAS trade mission to Brazil, 22 U.S. companies and farm groups made great headway to expand their agricultural exports and develop their business relationships in Recife and São Paulo. Over the course of five days, as a result of...
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...
Agricultural Attaché Nicolas Rubio, Agricultural Trade Office Director Chanda Berk and Consul General Ricardo Zuniga onsite in Brazil for the first arrival of U.S. fresh beef - USDA choice boneless top beef sirloin (or picanha). U.S. fresh beef...
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...
Marie Juslene Pelerin (in white), principal of Haiti’s National School of Ganthier, shows the preparation of a school meal to U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Peter Mulrean (to her right) and FAS Administrator Phil Karsting (far right). During a recent trip...
Inside the grille area of Cochran Fellowship Program alumnus Marcelo Roel’s La Perdiz restaurant in Montevideo, Uruguay. Uruguayan restaurateur Marcelo Roel credits USDA’s Cochran Fellowship Program (CFP) with helping him expand his business by...
What does a pomegranate need to do to get from an orchard in California to a dining table in Canada? The pomegranate doesn’t have to do anything, but U.S. growers must prepare the ground for their products in more ways than one. It takes knowledge...