06-12-18 USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney hosted Media All on ATM to Japan…

USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney hosted Media All on ATM to Japan…

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2018 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney held a media teleconference today during his trade mission with U.S. business and state government leaders seeking to expand export opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural products. Japan is the United States’ fourth-largest agricultural export market overall and ranks first among U.S. export customers for beef and pork, second for corn and wheat, and third for consumer-oriented agricultural products. Japanese consumers have high disposable incomes and an affinity for the quality, affordability, and safety of U.S. food products.

Here is the audio from the media conference call that The BARN / BARN Media participated in…

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Commissioner Don Brown stands in front of a case of US beef on a tour of the Aeon Laketown market in Tokyo Japan. Commissioner Brown is on a Western US Agricultural Trade Association/USDA trade mission to Japan. It is the largest USDA Foreign Ag Services trade mission ever. (PHOTO COURTESY OF CDA FACEBOOK PAGE)