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WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2020 – Despite the challenges 2020 brought, the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) continued to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s pursuit of global trade opportunities for American agriculture, successfully delivering on...
Seven USDA-led Agricultural Trade Missions are scheduled for next year in continuing efforts to increase export opportunities. USDA Radio’s Rod Bain talks to Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney about the 2020 trade...
CONTACT: press@fas.usda.gov or (202) 720-7115 WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2019 – When Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney leads a U.S. Department of Agriculture trade mission to Vietnam Oct. 15-18, he’ll be accompanied by...
USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney talked to reporters July 18 about the trade mission he led to Indonesia and Southeast Asia. McKinney said there is a market for U.S. food and ag products in Indonesia, but...
A culinary student from Lyceum of the Philippines University uses U.S. almonds to make mousse. (Photo Credit: U.S. Embassy in the Philippines) Enderun Colleges beat out two other culinary schools to win the first-ever Great American Taste Culinary...
U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Joseph Donovan (right) gets behind the grill to promote U.S. beef exports with Chef John S. Wingertsahn. (Photo: U.S. Embassy Indonesia) U.S. beef exports to Indonesia reached a record $53.7 million in 2017, up 37 percent...
USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney talked to reporters March 12 about his recent trip to Japan, where he discussed trade policy priorities with Japanese officials and promoted U.S. food and farm products at...
Agricultural Attaché Paul Welcher (right) had the difficult task of selecting the “Best American Burger” in Pattaya, Thailand, this spring during an FAS-sponsored competition promoting U.S. food products. It’s grilling season here in the United...
The American Soybean Association opened its first overseas representative office in Tokyo in 1956. Since then, the U.S. soybean industry has been working in partnership with the Foreign Agricultural Service to create market opportunities for U.S...
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...
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...