December 21, 2017

Expanding U.S. commodity markets top priority for USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today announced the agency facilitated the export of more than $3.8 billion of American produced agricultural products in Fiscal Year 2017 through its Export Verification (EV), grading and classing programs.

In a major victory for U.S. beef producers, AMS export certification programs were a key component in the reopening of the market for U.S. beef exports to China for the first time in 13 years. Since mid-June, U.S. beef exports to the world’s most populous nation have already totaled more than 3.4 million pounds valued at $17.2 million.

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