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Secretary Vilsack issued a statement regarding today’s announcement by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative that the United States is requesting technical consultations with Mexico under the USMCA.
January 23, 2023
Statement by USDA, USTR Officials Regarding Meetings in Mexico Today
USDA Under Secretary Alexis Taylor and USTR Chief Agricultural Negotiator Doug McKalip met with Mexican officials regarding the presidential decree to phase out the use and importation of genetically engineered corn and other products.
December 16, 2022
Joint Statement from Secretary Vilsack and Ambassador Tai after Meeting with Mexican Government Officials
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U,.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai released the following statement after meeting with a delegation of senior Mexican Government officials in Washington, D.C.
November 28, 2022
Secretary Vilsack Statement on Trip to Mexico, Meetings with President López Obrador and Cabinet Officials
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack released the following statement after his meeting with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on the U.S.- Mexico bilateral trade relationship and its importance for U.S. farmers, ranchers and producers.
September 12, 2022
Launching a National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative
On September 12, 2022, President Biden issued the Executive Order on Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation for a Sustainable, Safe, and Secure American Bioeconomy, calling for increased international cooperation to advance the use...
August 11, 2022
Cochran Alumni Reach Highest Levels of Philippines Agriculture
A number of the Philippines’ top agricultural leaders share a common bond: They are alumni of USDA’s Cochran Fellowship Program. They came together during the FAS trade mission in Manila last month to discuss how their fellowships have shaped their careers and the future agriculture in the Phillipines.
Secretary Vilsack and Mexico Agriculture Secretary Victor Villalobos met this week to continue cooperation on shared priorities including open trade, science-based policy making, and sustainable and climate-smart agricultural production.
February 24, 2022
Agricultural Biotechnology: A Vital Tool to Address Food Security and Climate Change
The following post was originally published on AgriLinks, part of the U.S. Government's Feed the Future initiative that addresses the root causes of hunger, poverty and undernutrition, and establishes a lasting foundation for change. It was authored...
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about climate, sustainability, conservation, innovation, technology, research, and related issues at the Brussels-based Forum for the Future of Agriculture on March 21, 2021.
November 2, 2020
Economic and Food Security Impacts of EU Farm to Fork Strategy
On November 2, 2020, USDA's Economic Research Service released a report looking at the potential economic and related impacts of the European Commission’s proposed Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies. Economic and Food Security Impacts of...
Secretary Perdue: China Phase I Deal is a Bonanza for American Agriculture
Washington, Nov. 5, 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney issued the following statement following the Inter-American Board of Agriculture’s (IABA) endorsement last week of a...