On October 5, FAS Administrator Ken Isley joined U.S. Chargé d’Affairs Robin Quinville for the grand opening of the USA Pavilion at the Anuga trade show in Cologne, Germany. Nearly 160 American companies participated in Anuga, the world’s largest...
By Desiree Thomas, International Program Specialist, FAS Office of Capacity Building and Development Tucked away outside of the hustle and bustle of Istanbul’s vibrant sites, historical landmarks and beautiful structures is a family-owned leather...
When the astronauts aboard the International Space Station received a shipment of food recently, it included jam from a company called Stonewall Kitchen. Jonathan King and Jim Stott started selling their homemade jams from a folding table at a local...
The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is funding its partners, the four State Regional Trade Groups (STRGs), to host a series of nationwide seminars that inspire small and medium U.S. food and agricultural companies to become exporters. “Explore...
By Maria Arbulu, FAS Senior Marketing Specialist, U.S. Embassy, Ottawa, Canada Helping small- and medium-sized businesses to export their products is a cornerstone of the President’s National Export Initiative (NEI), which aims to double U.S. exports...
By Steve Shnitzler, Director, USDA Agricultural Trade Office, Tokyo Helping U.S. exporters tap into Japan’s $670 billion food market is a top priority for the Foreign Agricultural Service’s Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) in Japan. One way we do this...
After more than two decades of exporting U.S. agricultural products, Good Life Foods is thriving internationally with support from USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). Before starting the company, Good Life Foods’ president Emil Font served as...
In 2009 when Tim Montz first traveled to Shanghai representing the Texan pecan industry, he had to explain what pecans were. Two years later, promoting their pecans to China and other countries has become “business as usual” for father-and-son team...
By organizing and executing agricultural trade missions, USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is helping U.S. exports thrive around the world. In 2011 alone, USDA led 57 U.S. agribusinesses on missions to Peru, Indonesia, Vietnam, Colombia and...