Statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on USMCA Dairy Panel Ruling

January 7, 2022 USDA,

“The U.S. Trade Representative announced that the United States has prevailed in the first dispute settlement panel proceeding under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The panel agreed with the United States that Canada is unfairly restricting access to its market for U.S. dairy products by breaching its USMCA commitments regarding allocation of dairy tariff rate quotas (TRQs).”

Joint Statement from U.S. and Mexican Agriculture Secretaries

October 22, 2021 USDA

Mexican Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development Victor Villalobos and United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack issued the following statement at the conclusion of their bilateral meeting in Ames, Iowa.

USDA Announces Efforts to Promote Transparency in Product of the USA Labeling

July 2, 2021 USDA

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack released the following statement today following the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) vote to strengthen its enforcement of the Made in USA standard.

Led by USDA, U.S. to Join Global School Meals Coalition

June 21, 2021 USDA

Led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the United States is joining a global coalition focused on improving the nutrition, health, and education of vulnerable children and adolescents worldwide, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today.

United Fresh Looks Forward to Working with USDA on New Grant Programs

USDA Secretary Vilsack announced $4 Billion to Ag Producers and Businesses in Round II of the Pandemic Assistance for Producers Initiative.