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Market Research Study on the Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) for Mauritius, Madagascar, and Zimbabwe

The Foreign Agricultural Services Office at the US Embassy in Pretoria is requesting proposals from qualified companies for a Market Research Study on the Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) for Mauritius, Madagascar, and Zimbabwe, as per the below Scope of Work.  Background and Objectives of the Market Study:The Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports...


Getting a silage maize crop into the bunker chop-chop

By Lloyd PhillipsJune 6, 2021 at 10:07 am In terms of its cost-benefit ratio, silage maize is arguably the best-value stored green feed for milk production systems in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. However, to maximise the nutritional quality and quantity of this crop, it isimportant to harvest and handle it at the correct time and in the correct way. Click here for...


USDA to Invest $1 Billion to Purchase Healthy Food for Food Insecure Americans and Build Food Bank Capacity, First Investment of the New ‘Build Back Better’ Initiative Will Serve as a Bridge from Pandemic Assistance to Food System Transformation

Date Friday, June 4, 2021 - 11:00amContact Info USDA Press press@usda.gov WASHINGTON, June 4, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced an investment of up to $1 billion, including $500 million in American Rescue Plan funding, in The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) to support and expand the emergency food network so food banks and local organizations can reliably serve their...


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Private Exporters Report Sales Activity for Unknown Destinations

May 27, 2021   |   Export Sales Announcement   |   FAS-ESR-044-21 Export Sales Reporting Staff WASHINGTON, May 27, 2021—Private exporters reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture export sales of 152,400 metric tons of corn for delivery to unknown destinations during the 2021/2022 marketing year. The marketing year for corn began Sept. 1. USDA issues both daily and weekly export sales reports...


Private Exporters Report Sales Activity for Unknown Destinations

WASHINGTON, October 6, 2020—Private exporters reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture export sales of 154,400 metric tons of soybeans for delivery to unknown destinations during the 2020/2021 marketing year.


Private Exporters Report Sales Activity for Mexico

WASHINGTON, October 5, 2020—Private exporters reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture export sales of 160,020 metric tons of corn for delivery to Mexico during the 2020/2021 marketing year.


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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...


Despite Continued Challenges, China Offers Huge Potential for U.S. Farm Exports

The U.S. Department of Agriculture continues to expend significant resources in China, working to break down trade barriers, promote U.S. farm and food products, and ensure that the country will remain a strong export market well into the future.


USDA Trade Mission Shines Light on Prosper Africa by Boosting U.S.-Africa Trade

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Stephen Censky led a successful trade mission to West Africa, October 28-31, where he helped U.S. exporters unlock new opportunities in the region and advocated for the Administration’s Prosper Africa initiative.


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