More trade missions coming up for FAS

The USDA will lead several trade missions in 2023 in an effort to build relationships and expand ag export opportunities.

Clay Hamilton is the Associate Administrator of the USDA’s Foreign Ag Service (FAS).

“Right now, we’re looking at Panama, Japan, and The Hague over the next four or five months,” he said during a press call on Thursday. “We’ll probably have three more after that.”

He tells Brownfield the US needs to diversify its ag export portfolio.

“We want to make sure we’re providing the US exporter with what they need,” Hamilton said. “We’re trying to have a good mix of some of the major markets like Japan, but we also want to look at some of the markets where companies may not be familiar with.”

Hamilton says FAS wrapped up its first-ever agricultural trade mission to Spain on Friday.

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