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November 16, 2021
Stakeholder Notice

Vietnam Lowers Tariffs on Corn, Wheat, Pork

The government of Vietnam has published a decree revising its most-favored nation tariff rates for corn, wheat and frozen pork.
President Biden and leaders from the United Arab Emirate officially launched the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate) on Nov. 2 at COP26 in Glasgow.
The Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate now has the support of 30 nations, as well as the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Kingdom’s COP26 Presidency
October 4, 2021
Communications to Congress

U.S. Specialty Crops Trade Issues – 2020 Report to Congress

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined agriculture ministers from the rest of the G20 in Florence Sept. 16-18, 2021, to discuss sustainable solutions to the global challenges facing agriculture
Secretary Vilsack today called on the agriculture leaders of the G20 to come together to end hunger and poverty, combat climate change. and build more sustainable, equitable, and resilient food systems.
Secretary Tom Vilsack will travel to the G20 Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting in Italy this week, reaffirming the United States’ commitment to international engagement on agriculture and making the case for joint action on climate, food security, innovation, and closer global integration through trade.
August 24, 2021
Stakeholder Notice

UN Food Systems Summit Listening Session

The U.S. government will host an informal, virtual listening session on Sept. 3 to solicit stakeholder input in advance of the UN Food Systems Summit, which takes place Sept. 23.
Deputy Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh led the U.S. delegation to the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit in Rome July 26-28, working to build coalitions and consensus around prioriites including food security and nutrition, climate change, and equity and inclusion.
In the leadup to the United Nations Food Systems Summit, U.S. government officials took part in the Pre-Summit Ministerial meeting in Rome July 26-28, building coalitions and seeking solutions to end hunger and poverty and build more sustainable, equitable and resilient food systems.
As head of the United States delegation to the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit Ministerial in Rome, Deputy Agriculture Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh delivered the U.S. National Statement.
Deputy Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh will lead the U.S. delegation to the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit in Rome July 26-28, working to build coalitions and consensus around priorities including food security and nutrition, climate change, and equity and inclusion.