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President Cyril Ramaposa sends Covid-19 warning to South Africa as Festive Season approaches

As the festive season approaches, it is critical that ‘we do not become the architects of our own undoing’, says president Cyril Ramaphosa. Writing in his weekly letter to the public on Monday (9 November), the president said that ‘the greatest vigilance’ is required from all citizens to keep the virus at bay. “A resurgence at any scale will not just...

Bringing Together U.S. Agriculture and Its #1 Customer

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 U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

FAS Farm Bill Listening Sessions

On March 22, 2019, the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) held listening sessions to solicit input from stakeholders with an interest in agency programs authorized under the Trade Title of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2019. Thanks all the individuals and organizations that participated.

Growing Export Opportunities for U.S. Sorghum in Spain

During one of multiple stops on his first official visit to Spain, FAS Administrator Ken Isley joined Spanish importers and the U.S. Grains Council at the Port of Tarragona to learn about  opportunities for U.S. sorghum in the country. With Spain’s highly variable grain yields and large livestock sector, it relies on imports to meet domestic feed demand. Recently, unfavorable...

Faculty Exchange Fosters U.S-Africa Collaboration

During the fall 2017 semester, the FAS Faculty Exchange Program hosted 14 veterinarians from universities in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania. Over the course of four months, the academics collaborated with faculty mentors in the veterinary schools at Michigan State University and Iowa State University, developing new curricula and taking away best teaching practices to implement in their home...