American agriculture leaders are set to visit two European nations next week on a trade mission.
Representatives from USDA as well as 32 agribusinesses and farm groups will meet potential customers in Spain and Portugal Nov. 29 through Dec. 2. Clay Hamilton, associate administrator of USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service, said this particular mission aims to “highlight both our commonalities and what truly sets U.S. foods and ingredients apart from our competitors in the region.”
“America’s farmers, ranchers, and producers have a compelling story to tell about the quality and sustainability of their agricultural production, and we’re confident that their story will resonate with buyers, result in sales, and provide a boost to the agriculture industry back at home,” he said.
In addition to the private sector representatives from organizations like Blue Diamond Growers, the California Walnut Commission, and Willamette Hazelnut, state officials from the ag departments in Alabama, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Texas, Vermont, and Wisconsin will also participate in the mission.
The trip is one of several FAS has led this year after resuming international travel for the first time since 2019 with a February trip to Saudi Arabia.
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