Minnesota soybean farmers recently gathered at a local seed house to witness final preparations for a shipment of U.S. soybean seeds about to make a 7,000-mile journey to Afghanistan. The shipment is part of the Foreign Agricultural Service’s (FAS)...
Since 2009, one of the U.S. government’s top priorities has been to help restore Afghanistan’s once vibrant agricultural sector. With 80 percent of Afghanistan’s population involved in farming, herding or both, agriculture is the main driver of the...
USDA honors Kathy Gunderman of Rockmart, Ga., who served as an agricultural advisor in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan, and as a communications specialist at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul from 2010 to 2012.
USDA honors Michael Clayton of Providence, Ky., who served as an agricultural advisor in Ghazni, Afghanistan, from 2010 to 2011.
USDA honors Maggie Rhodes of Darlington, Md., who served as a senior agricultural advisor in Paktya, Khost and Helmand Provinces, Afghanistan, from 2009 to 2012.
USDA honors William Rhodes of Darlington, Md., who served as an agricultural advisor in Bamyan Province, Afghanistan, from 2009 to 2011.
WASHINGTON, June 12, 2012 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently recognized the efforts of 62 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) employees who have helped revitalize the agricultural sectors in Afghanistan and Iraq. Among those honored...
USDA honors Robert Moore of Lavinia, Tenn., who served as an agricultural advisor in Balkh, Samangan, Sar-e-Pol and Jowsjan Provinces, Afghanistan, from 2010 to 2011.
USDA honors Denise O’Brien of Atlantic, Iowa, who served as an agricultural advisor on the Nangarhar Provincial Reconstruction Team near Jalalabad, Afghanistan, from 2011 to 2012.
USDA honors Lief Christenson of North Bend, Wash., who served as the Regional Command East water resources advisor in Afghanistan from 2011 to 2012.
USDA honors Kelan Evans of St. Louis, Mo., who served as an agricultural advisor in Kapisa, Parwan, Kunar and Nangarhar Provinces, Afghanistan, from 2008 to 2011.
USDA honors Dr. Richard Fite of North Hampton, N.H., who served as a senior agricultural advisor at the Northern Regional Command in Balkh Province, Afghanistan, from 2010 to 2011.