Daniels - Foreign Agricultural ServiceLinking U, Agriculture to the World, Daniel B

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  • 1.Foreign Agricultural ServiceLinking U.S. Agriculture to the World Daniel B. Whitley, Deputy Administrator
  • 2.Connect U.S. agriculture to the world to enhance export opportunities & global food security Represent the diverse interests of U.S. farmers, ranchers, and processors around the world 93 offices worldwide, covering 171 countries About FAS
  • 3.Exports Imports Trade Surplus Records 125 152.3 25.7 43.1 Strong Dollar and Lower Prices Press Down Export Values 139.7 118.5 U.S. Agricultural Trade
  • 4.Trade Policy Market Development & Export Assistance Market Intelligence & Analysis International Development Areas of Focus
  • 5.Expand & maintain access to foreign markets by removing trade barriers & enforcing U.S. rights under existing trade agreements. Work with foreign governments, international organizations, & the U.S. Trade Representative to establish international standards & rules to improve accountability & predictability for agricultural trade Trade Policy
  • 6.Partner with 75 cooperator groups representing a cross-section of U.S. agricultural industry Manage market development programs to help U.S. exporters develop & maintain markets for hundreds of products Support U.S. agricultural exporters through export credit guarantee programs & other types of assistance Market Development
  • 7.Provide objective intelligence on foreign market opportunities Prepare production forecasts Assess export marketing opportunities Track changes in policies affecting U.S. agricul­tural exports & imports Market Intelligence
  • 8.Lead USDA efforts to help developing countries improve their agricultural systems & build trade capacity Partner with the U.S. Agency for International Development to administer U.S. food aid programs, helping people in need around the world International Development
  • 9.FAS supports four of these non-profit organizations Provide fundamentals of exporting, identify overseas opportunities, marketing your products through trade shows and trade missions, etc….  SRTGs also help fund international marketing campaigns and promote U.S. farm and food products overseas State Regional Trade Groups
  • 10.State Regional Trade Groups
  • 11.Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA) SUSTA aims to increase the export of southern U.S. food and agricultural products and thus enhance the economic well-being of the region. exporter training and education analysis of export markets and training opportunities trade shows and buying missions support international marketing and promotion activities State Regional Trade Groups
  • 12.70 non-profit trade associations that represent producers of myriad food and agricultural products — from pecans to papayas, from sorghum to salmon, from dried beans to beef, and beyond export assistance, trade missions, research on market opportunities e.g. (American Soybean Association, Cotton Council International, Intertribal Agriculture Council, etc….) Cooperator Community
  • 13.FAS Website https://www.fas.usda.gov/topics/getting-started Contact Your State Regional Trade Group Market research (Global Agricultural Information Network) Technical Assistance - FAS Trade Facilitation Desk email: exportassist@fas.usda.gov FAS Programs (e.g. Market Access Program, Foreign Market Development, etc….) Getting Started
  • 14.On December 17, 2014 President Obama announced a new course in relations between the United States and Cuba July 20, 2015 the U.S. Embassy re-opened in Havana, Cuba March 21, 2016 Secretary Vilsack highlighted the importance of agriculture in the United States and Cuba, and announced USDA is advancing a new partnership for the 21st century between our two countries Cuba
  • 15.Cuba World Agricultural Exports To Cuba $1.9 billion, FY 2014 Source: Global Trade Atlas
  • 16.Cuba U.S. Agricultural Exports To Cuba Source: FAS Global Agricultural Trade System
  • 17.Interest level of minority producers to export? Familiarity with FAS and the services offered? Familiarity and engagement with the cooperator community? Questions
  • 18.Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) Advise on the operation of existing trade agreements and objectives for new trade agreements Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees (ATAC) Advise on trade issues relative to a specific commodity Animals Fruits and Vegetables Grains, Feed, and Oilseeds Processed Foods Sweeteners Tobacco, Cotton, and Peanuts FAS Advisory Committees
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