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...
The Foreign Agricultural Service recognizes the U.S. agricultural exports grown, produced and harvested by American Indians across the country during Native American Heritage Month For more than 25 years, the Intertribal Agriculture Council has...
Contact: Office of Communications (202) 720-4623 WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2013 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Krysta Harden will lead a trade mission to promote U.S. agricultural trade...
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...
With its rapidly developing economy and expanding middle class, Turkey has become an important market for U.S. food and agricultural products over the past decade. It’s also the destination of the next USDA agricultural trade mission from June 10-14...

By Sue Heinen, FAS Administrator Recently, I traveled to the Middle East to meet with local and U.S. Embassy leaders to discuss agricultural strategy within the region. Towards the end of my two-week journey, I also had the opportunity to meet with U...

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2013 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today highlighted how the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) resolved dozens of export issues in 2012, freeing up an estimated $4 billion in U.S. agricultural and forestry exports and...
By Shubhi Misra, FAS Agricultural Specialist, U.S. Embassy, New Delhi While many Americans enjoyed time with family and friends grilling and preparing their favorite foods this past Independence Day, Indian consumers were learning about some of those...
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...
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...