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26 June 2019
USDA is Accepting Applications for a Trade Mission to Vietnam, October 15-18, 2019

USDA is Accepting Applications for a Trade Mission to Vietnam, October 15-18, 2019

U.S. agricultural exporters looking tap the rapidly growing Southeast Asian market will have their chance when the U.S. Department of Agriculture leads a trade mission to Vietnam, October 15-18, 2019. Join us in Ho Chi Minh City, where you will meet buyers from Vietnam, Thailand and Burma (Myanmar), and discover how demand for U.S. farm and food products is growing in the region. 

Application deadline is July 8, 2019. 

Please click here for more information.

08 May 2019
From USDA: Additional FY 2019 Funds Available for Export Credit Guarantee Program

From USDA: Additional FY 2019 Funds Available for Export Credit Guarantee Program

On May 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced increased availability of credit guarantees for sales of U.S. agricultural commodities under the Commodity Credit Corporation’s (CCC) Export Credit Guarantee Program (GSM-102) for fiscal year 2019. Further details of the announcements may be found at: https://www.fas.usda.gov/programs/export-credit-guarantee-program-gsm-102/gsm-102-allocations

06 May 2019
USDA Accepting Applications to Help Cover Producers’ Costs for Organic Certification

USDA Accepting Applications to Help Cover Producers’ Costs for Organic Certification

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2019 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that organic producers and handlers can apply for federal funds to assist with the cost of receiving and maintaining organic certification through the Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP). Applications for fiscal 2019 funding are due Oct. 31, 2019.

For full details on how to apply in Montana, and to start an application, visit our Organic Certification Cost Share page, or email agrorganic@mt.gov.

01 April 2019
From USDA: Moving Households? USDA Says Don’t Move Invasive Hungry Pests, Too

From USDA: Moving Households? USDA Says Don’t Move Invasive Hungry Pests, Too

(Washington, D.C., April 1, 2019) – Spring is a popular time to move, but unfortunately, people aren’t the only ones on the move. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today signed a national proclamation (PDF, 579 KB) to declare April “Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month,” during a critical time when damaging invasive species known as Hungry Pests emerge and can be easily spread in the things people pack and move, such as outdoor items like grills, gardening equipment, wading pools and bicycles or patio furniture.

16 March 2019
USDA is Still Accepting Applications for a Trade Mission to Colombia, June 4-7

USDA is Still Accepting Applications for a Trade Mission to Colombia, June 4-7

Are you looking for a thriving market to grow your food and agricultural exports?

Join the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on a trade mission to Bogota, June 4-7, 2019, and learn how the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (CTPA) is opening doors, creating new opportunities and helping U.S. ag exports flourish to record levels.

14 March 2019
USDA Celebrates National Ag Day with New Youth Website

USDA Celebrates National Ag Day with New Youth Website

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2019 – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture joins the nation in celebrating National Ag Day, which highlights agriculture’s crucial role in everyday life, and honors the farmers, foresters, scientists, producers and many others who contribute to America’s bountiful harvest. As part of this effort, USDA is launching a new Youth and Agriculture website to connect young people and youth-serving organizations with Department-wide resources that engage, empower, and educate the next generation of agricultural leaders.

13 March 2019
USDA Announces Launch of the Start Simple with MyPlate Campaign

USDA Announces Launch of the Start Simple with MyPlate Campaign

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2019 -- In a continuing effort to help Americans make healthy food choices, and in honor of National Nutrition Month®, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced a new campaign to help simplify the nutrition information that surrounds us each day.

08 March 2019
Join USDA Trade Mission to Colombia, June 4-7

Join USDA Trade Mission to Colombia, June 4-7

Join the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on a trade mission to Bogota, June 4-7, 2019, and learn how the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (CTPA) is opening doors, creating new opportunities and helping U.S. ag exports flourish to record levels.

12 February 2019
USDA Press Release: USDA to Release Complete Set of Tables for Agricultural Projections to 2028

USDA Press Release: USDA to Release Complete Set of Tables for Agricultural Projections to 2028

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2019 — On Feb. 14, 2019 at 12 p.m. EST, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will release the complete set of tables prepared for the upcoming USDA Agricultural Projections to 2028 report. The new tables will include projections for farm income, U.S. fruits, nuts, and vegetables supply and use, and global commodity trade. Tables containing long-term supply, use, and price projections to 2028 for major U.S. crops and livestock products as well as supporting U.S. and international macroeconomic assumptions were released on Nov. 2, 2018. Short-term projections from the Oct. 11, 2018 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report are used as a starting point.

19 December 2018
USDA is Still Accepting Applications for a Trade Mission to Taiwan, March 11-14, 2019

USDA is Still Accepting Applications for a Trade Mission to Taiwan, March 11-14, 2019

Come discover business opportunities in the heart of Asia!

Join the U.S. Department of Agriculture on its first-ever trade mission to Taipei, March 11-14, 2019, and learn how to expand your business to the United States’ eighth-largest agricultural export market.

Application deadline is December 28, 2018.

For more information, please contact trademissions@fas.usda.gov.

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