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USDA Fiscal Year 2020 Sugar Program Announcements

WASHINGTON, September 10, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced several actions regarding fiscal year (FY) 2020 beet and cane sugar


USDA, USTR Name New Agricultural Trade Advisors

Washington, D.C., July 17, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today announced the appointment of 25 new members


Secretary Perdue: President Trump delivers USMCA, a huge win for U.S. agriculture

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2020 – Today, The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) enters into force, replacing the decades-old


Export Sales Announcements


Private Exporters Report Sales Activity for China and Unknown Destinations

WASHINGTON, September 15, 2020—Private exporters reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture the following activity:


Private Exporters Report Sales Activity for China, Japan, and Unknown Destinations

WASHINGTON, September 14, 2020—Private exporters reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture the following activity:


Private Exporters Report Sales Activity for China and Unknown Destinations

WASHINGTON, September 11, 2020—Private exporters reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture the following activity:


Features


CAFTA-DR: A Trade Partnership that Works

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.


Borlaug Program Pairs U.S., African Sweet Potato Researchers

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.


Borlaug Fellowship Advances Women in Science

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.


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