The USDA and USTR are accepting applications for brand-new members to serve on the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee and the 6 Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees.
The Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee recommends the administration on execution and enforcement of existing trade contracts, settlements on brand-new contracts and other trade policy concerns.
The ATACs supplies technical guidance on worldwide trade concerns that impact particular product sectors: animals and animal items; vegetables and fruit; grains, feed, oilseeds, and planting seeds; processed foods; sweeteners and sweetener items; and tobacco, cotton, and peanuts.
Applicants should be a U.S. person, have know-how in U.S. farming, experience in worldwide trade, and get approved for a security clearance. Membership is for 4 years.
Application guidelines are offeredhere Applications should be gotten by 5 p.m. ET onJan 31, 2023.
USDA buys trade promo programs
The USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service just recently revealed it would be granting $202.7 million to more than 60 U.S. farming companies to assist broaden export markets for U.S. farm and foodstuff through the Market Access Program and theForeign Market Development Program
MAP funds are utilized by U.S. farming trade associations, cooperatives, state local trade groups and small companies for abroad marketing and advertising activities. The leading receivers of MAP funds will be the Cotton Council International, U.S. Meat Export Federation, Food Export Association of the Midwest U.S.A., Food Export U.S.A. NE, U.S. Grains Council, Western U.S. Agricultural Trade Association, Wine Institute andAmerican Soybean Association
FMD funds are utilized by non-profit product or trade associations to develop, broaden and keep long-lasting export markets for U.S. farming items. The leading receivers of FMD funds will be the American Soybean Association; Cotton Council International; U.S. Wheat Associates; U.S. Grains Council; American Hardwood Export Council, APA – The Engineered Wood Association, Softwood Export Council and Southern Forest Products Association; U.S.A. Rice Federation and U.S. Meat Export Federation.
A current research study performed by IHS Markit in cooperation with Gary Williams and Oral Capps at Texas A&M University, discovered that foreign market advancement financial investment through the MAP and FMD programs contributes $45 billion yearly in financial output and $22.3 billion yearly in gdp, producing U.S. tasks and increasing farm money invoices.
USDA mails 2022 ag census
The USDA just recently sent by mail the 2022 Census of Agriculture paper surveys to manufacturers throughout the United States andPuerto Rico Producers have the choice to react either by finishing the ag census or by reacting online. The due date isFeb 6, 2023.
Hubert Hamer, USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service Administrator, stated, “We motivate manufacturers to react online. We understand manufacturers are hectic, which is why NASS worked to make reacting to the ag census easier than ever in the past. The online survey is safe and secure and easy to use with numerous time conserving functions, such as avoiding concerns that do not relate to the operation, pre-filling some details with formerly reported information, and instantly determining overalls.”
Farm operations which produced and offered, or typically would have offered, $1,000 or more of farming items in 2022, are consisted of in the ag census.
118 th Congress assemblesJan 3
The 118 th Congress will assemble onJan 3 to swear in brand-new members. The very first agenda for the House is to choose the Speaker of the House ofRepresentatives