USDA: Japan to import U.S. sheep, goat after 14-year break

· July 16, 2018

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced that Japan has finalized technical requirements that will allow U.S. sheep and goat exports into the country for the first time in more than 14 years. “This success is a direct result of USDA’s dedication to helping America’s farmers and ranchers keep and find new markets for […]

U.S. chipping potatoes returning to Japan after 11-year halt

· September 18, 2017

Japan is expanding market access for U.S. chipping potatoes, resuming imports from Idaho for the first time in 11 years. “The United States has a reputation around the globe for growing high-quality potatoes,” said U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. “We are committed to opening up new market opportunities for U.S. producers, and I am […]

Sec. Perdue has beef with Japan’s increased import tariff

· July 28, 2017

Japan’s planned tariff increase on U.S. frozen beef imports is not sitting well with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and cattle industry leaders. The government of Japan has announced that rising imports of frozen beef in the first quarter of the Japanese fiscal year (April-June) have triggered a safeguard, resulting in an automatic increase […]

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