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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.
Tom Vilsack and European Union Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski traveled to a family-owned and operated grain and vegetable farm in Maryland so the Commissioner could learn more about U.S. agriculture and its commitment to climate-smart, sustainable production.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service is accepting applications from U.S. exporters for its first-ever regional agricultural trade mission to Amsterdam, Netherlands, April 17 – 20, 2023.
Staying true to its mission of expanding U.S. agricultural and food exports, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service started the final month of 2022 with a bang. The Spain Agricultural Trade Mission was the largest and most...
In the year since it launched, the Global Methane Pledge has generated unprecedented momentum for methane action.
As we conclude the first year of the US-EU Collaboration Platform on Agriculture, USDA invites stakeholders to help us take stock of 2022 accomplishments and discuss the work program for 2023.
As we conclude the first year of the US-EU Collaboration Platform on Agriculture, USDA invites stakeholders to help us take stock of 2022 accomplishments and discuss the work program for 2023.
Export Sales Announcement

Export Sales to China, Italy, and Unknown Destinations

Private exporters reported the following sales activity for the 2022/2023 marketing year: 132,000 MT of soybeans for delivery to China; 105,000 MT of corn for delivery to Italy; and 120,000 MT of corn for delivery to unknown destinations.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh administered the oath of office today to 14 USDA employees who will serve American agriculture internationally as members of the Foreign Service.