U.S. Agriculture on Display: USDA recaps latest trade mission to South Korea

The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) is back from its trade mission to South Korea, led by USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Ag Affairs Alexis Taylor. She shared how American agriculture was on display overseas.

“Our exporters and businesses that we had with us conducted 616 meetings with potential importers and buyers looking to expand the variety of U.S. food and agricultural products that they’re offering to Korean consumers and those participating companies reported 67 million in projected 12-month sales from those meetings.”
Alexis Taylor, USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Ag Affairs

On a recent media call, Taylor elaborated on the strength and growing diversity of South Korea’s ag export market.

“Exports of U.S. food and agricultural products to [South] Korea were just over $8 billion last year in 2023, really built upon the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, but also a really strong and strategic bilateral relationship that we have. That’s $8 billion of U.S. food and ag exports. [It] made Korea our fifth largest single-country export market.”
Alexis Taylor, USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Ag Affairs

The top five U.S. ag exports to South Korea were beef, pork, seafood, wheat, and dried distillers grain.

Related Stories
Roger McEowen and Paul Neiffer, two of RFD-TV’s top agribusiness and tax experts are taking the show on the road with two summer seminars in the works.
Cashing in on higher prices for cull cattle as meat demand stays high. Plus, trouble grows for wheat growers in a global surplus, and ag machinery sales slump.

LATEST STORIES BY THIS AUTHOR:

Wilmar International terminal was the primary route for Ukrainian grain exports to Africa and Asia during the ongoing conflict with Russia.
Below-average snowfall is a concern for tree fruit growers in Washington State.
Congress has already approved more than $11 million for design work and $45 million for the first phase of construction, which is set to begin next month.