The U.S. Department of Agriculture will sponsor seven trade missions in 2019 to expand export opportunities for U.S. agriculture across the globe. The missions were announced by Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney Tuesday. McKinney says the markets were carefully selected as ones that “offer the best prospects for sales of U.S. farm and food products.”
The markets include Taiwan, Canada, Colombia, Vietnam, Kenya, Mexico and the United Kingdom. USDA calls the seven markets the trade missions will visit next year “both developing and established.” In 2018, McKinney says six USDA missions enabled more than 200 U.S. companies and organizations to engage in 3,000 one-on-one meetings with foreign buyers, generating more than $140 million in projected 12-month sales.