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2020 United States Agricultural Export Yearbook

The 2020 U.S. Agricultural Export Yearbook provides a statistical summary of U.S. agricultural commodity exports to the world and the United States’ primary trading partners.  2020 U.S. Agricultural Export Yearbook (pdf)


USDA Agricultural Research Service: Food and Nutrition Briefs

Consuming a high level of carbohydrates regulates a gene in the human body that can reduce your risk of obesity, hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, and other metabolic diseases. This information is part of the latest issue of the Agricultural Research Service's (ARS) Food and Nutrition Research Briefs. The latest issue, which reports discoveries from researchers at ARS laboratories nationwide, can be...


USDA Lifts PACA Reparation Sanctions on California Produce Business

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that United Commodities USA Inc. satisfied a reparation order in the amount of $262,863 issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) involving unpaid produce transactions. The Bakersfield, Calif., company can continue operating in the produce industry upon applying for and being issued a PACA license. Kent Lancaster...


Export Sales Announcements


Private Exporters Report Sales Activity for Mexico

WASHINGTON, September 29, 2020—Private exporters reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture export sales of 100,000 metric tons of soybeans for delivery to Mexico during the 2020/2021 marketing year.


Private Exporters Report Sales Activity for Japan and Unknown Destinations

WASHINGTON, September 28, 2020—Private exporters reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture the following activity:


Private Exporters Report Sales Activity for Unknown Destinations

WASHINGTON, September 25, 2020—Private exporters reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture export sales of 100,000 metric tons of soybean meal for delivery to unknown destinations during the 2020/2021 marketing year.


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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...


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