Making the Case for Trade Promotion Authority
USDA leaders are traveling across the country to meet with U.S. agricultural stakeholders about the importance of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). TPA is a critical tool in the United States' efforts to seek approval of trade agreements that support and create U.S. jobs while helping American agriculture compete more successfully in an ever-expanding global marketplace.
FAS Administrator Phil Karsting discusses the importance of TPA with Patrick Cavanaugh of California Agriculture Today at the World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif., on Feb. 10. California leads the United States in food and agricultural exports.
Under Secretary Michael Scuse (center) meets with Florida agriculture leaders at the Port of Tampa on Feb. 9. Florida's food and agricultural exports reached an estimated $4.4 billion in 2013.
The Indiana Soybean Alliance and the Indiana Corn Growers Association hosted FAS Administrator Phil Karsting at a TPA roundtable in Indianapolis Feb. 17.
Deputy Under Secretary Alexis Taylor (left) meets with Pennsylvania food and agricultural industry leaders at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia Feb. 18. Pennsylvania's farm and food exports reaced an estimated $2.5 billion in 2013.