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USLGE members match international producers with sources in the United States that offer genetics with superior credentials. The combined resources of USLGE members include most major species and breeds — resources that are unmatched by any other single organization.

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USLGE members include a broad base of U.S. livestock organizations (dairy, beef, swine, horse, sheep, and goats) as well as embryo and semen industries, the livestock export sector, and State Departments of Agriculture.

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USDA expanded its footprint in Mexico with the opening of the Foreign Agricultural Service’s (FAS) newest foreign office in Guadalajara. FAS Administrator Daniel Whitley presided over a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 11, 2024, with Consul General Amy Scanlon from the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara; Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture Victor Villalobos also attended. 

U.S.-Mexico bilateral trade in agricultural and related products topped $76 billion in 2023, setting a new record and benefiting the entire supply chain — from producers to processors to shippers to consumers — on both sides of the border. Guadalajara is Mexico’s 2nd-largest city and is the capitol of Jalisco in west-central Mexico. The region is considered Mexico’s breadbasket and is home to large agricultural production and processing industries as well as being an important economic, cultural, and commercial center. 

Source: USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (Feature, Mar. 15, 2024)


USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the Notice of Funding Opportunity for the first tranche of funding under USDA's new Regional Agricultural Promotion Program (RAPP), which was designed to help U.S. producers maintain and develop markets for their commodities. USDA is providing up to $300 million in funding in its first year to support eligible projects that enable exporters to break into new markets and increase market share in growth markets. Future tranches of funds will be released in future years to ensure that the focus of funding can be adapted to changing trade environments and market conditions.

RAPP funds are available to nonprofit U.S. agricultural trade organizations, nonprofit State Regional Trade Groups (SRTGs), U.S. agricultural cooperatives, and State agencies that conduct approved market development activities to foster expanded exports and market diversification by encouraging the development, maintenance, and expansion of diverse commercial export markets for U.S. agricultural commodities and products. RAPP awards will be generally granted for a performance period of 5 years, with an expected start of June 1, 2024, and end on September 30, 2029. 

Applications are due by 5 pm ET on February 2, 2024. Additional information on RAPP is available at grants.gov.

 For more information about RAPP and agribusiness trade missions, visit fas.usda.gov.

Source: USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (News Release 0243.23, Nov. 30, 2023)


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Dr. Martin Sieber, USLGE President and CEO, represented USLGE at the Philippines agricultural trade mission sponsored in July 2022 by USDA and led by Foreign Agricultural Service Administration Daniel Whitley. USLGE was 1 of 29 U.S. agribusinesses and farm organizations to participate in the trade mission to Manila, Philippines. The Philippines is the 8th largest market for U.S. agricultural exports, averaging $3.1 billion annually during the last 5 years. Source: USLGE

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