Enderun Colleges beat out two other culinary schools to win the first-ever Great American Taste Culinary Competition, hosted by the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines and the U.S. Department of Agriculture in partnership with the Lyceum of the Philippines University on Saturday, May 5, 2018.
May is World Trade Month, a time to recognize and echo the importance of global trade, particularly fair trade. As we kickoff World Trade Month here at USDA, it’s important to acknowledge that trade is on our minds not only during May but every single day of the year.
Some people use speed dating to find life partners, but U.S. seafood exporters recently applied the concept to finding new trading partners.
U.S. beef exports to Indonesia reached a record $53.7 million in 2017, up 37 percent from the previous year, thanks in large part to policy changes advocated by FAS that have made it easier for U.S. exporters to ship their products there.
Japan is the fourth-largest global market for U.S. agriculture and the top Asian market for U.S. exports of consumer-oriented food products. Each year, it’s also the site of Asia’s largest annual food and beverage trade show, FOODEX, which offers U.S. exhibitors access to Japan’s $770 billion food and beverage market and to many other lucrative Asian markets as well.
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 as far as CAFTA-DR, the United States’ free trade agreement with five Central America countries and the Dominican Republic.
Thanks to USDA’s Borlaug Fellowship Program, an African researcher is in the United States acquiring knowledge that will help protect farmers’ livelihoods and improve food security on his home continent.
Research has shown that female students are less than half as likely to graduate with a degree in a science-related field as their male counterparts. To increase awareness and help reverse this trend, countries around the world will observe the United Nation’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11.
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 negotiations to tackle the real-world international trade concerns that face agriculture today.