Throughout 2021, FAS was proud to support USDA's efforts to create more and better markets for U.S. agriculture, to address the climate crisis, and to promote nutrition and food security.
After a gap of six years, whole U.S. turkeys are back on the menu in the People’s Republic of China. Promotional events were in full swing throughout the month of November across the country by the U.S. Agricultural Trade Offices of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service.
Beginning July 23, all eyes will be on Japan as it hosts the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. For me, this summer’s Olympics is the perfect blend of things that I’m passionate about – there’s cycling, there’s an international governing body...
USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney led a successful trade mission to Toronto and Montréal in September to show appreciation for the United States’ closest trading partner and to highlight the benefits of the...
By Jason Hafemeister, Trade Counsel, U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney is leading a USDA trade mission to Central America this week, making it a good time to review where we stand...
By Jason Hafemeister, Trade Counsel, U.S. Department of Agriculture Following the conclusion of the 11th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference last month, it’s time for WTO members to reflect, reset, and reinvigorate the agriculture...
By Jonathan Cordone, Deputy Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Within a two-month span in the spring of 2012, the United States entered into two free trade agreements (FTAs) of great importance to American agriculture – one...
Pablo Chacón, a Guatemalan farmer, takes notes at the CATIE dairy farm and research center in Turrialba, Costa Rica, where he is studying agroforestry on an FAS-funded scholarship. By Robert Schubert, FAS Office of Capacity Building and Development...
USDA Under Secretary Michael Scuse talks with Florida agriculture leaders at the Port of Tampa about the importance of Trade Promotion Authority. By Rick Dantzler, Florida State Executive Director, Farm Service Agency Recently, I had the pleasure of...
By Jason Carver, Senior Economist, FAS Global Policy Analysis Division The United States has free trade agreements with 20 countries around the world that expand export opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural producers. To help exporters obtain...
The U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement (Panama TPA) entered into force Oct. 31, expanding market access for U.S. agricultural exporters in one of the fastest-growing economies in Latin America. The Panama TPA is the last in a trio of trade...
It’s only been four months since the historic U.S.-Korea free trade agreement (KORUS) removed two thirds of the tariffs imposed on U.S. food and agricultural products exported to South Korea. But already, sales of U.S. fresh cherries are on the rise...