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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.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined agriculture ministers from the rest of the G20 in Florence Sept. 16-18, 2021, to discuss sustainable solutions to the global challenges facing agriculture
Deputy Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh led the U.S. delegation to the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit in Rome July 26-28, working to build coalitions and consensus around prioriites including food security and nutrition, climate change, and equity and inclusion.
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 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...
By Jason Hafemeister, Trade Counsel, U.S. Department of Agriculture May is World Trade Month, a time to recognize and echo the importance of global trade, particularly fair trade. As we kickoff World Trade Month here at USDA, it’s important 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...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture continues to expend significant resources in China, working to break down trade barriers, promote U.S. farm and food products, and ensure that the country will remain a strong export market well into the future. Why...
By Jason Hafemeister, Trade Counsel, U.S. Department of Agriculture Following the conclusion of the 11th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference last month, it’s time for WTO members to reflect, reset, and reinvigorate the agriculture...
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...
U.S. exhibitors at the 25th annual Seafood Expo Global (SEG) in Brussels, Belgium, recorded their largest catch on record with projected 12-month sales of $895 million and on-sites sales of $136 million. This success was a huge win for the U.S...