USDA sponsoring trade mission to Southern Africa

Trip will include representatives from the Kansas and Wisconsin departments of agriculture.

Deputy Secretary Xochitl Torres Small is spearheading the USDA’s inaugural agribusiness trade mission to Luanda, Angola. The mission includes representatives from the Kansas and Wisconsin departments of agriculture, along with 16 U.S. companies.

“I’m honored to lead USDA’s first mission to Angola, fostering relationships and exploring market opportunities,” said  Small. “Angola offers significant prospects for exporting top-quality U.S. agricultural products, and I look forward to the connections formed during this mission.”

The U.S. delegation, comprising 16 companies, will engage in business meetings with potential buyers from Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Republic of the Congo. They will also receive market insights from USDA Foreign Agricultural Service staff and industry experts, informing export strategies for Sub-Saharan Africa.

Participating companies include Agrisar, Inc., AMER-CON Corporation, Food Export Association, Grove Services, Health Enhanced Foods, J. Reiger & Co., JM Grain, Montana Dakota Brands, Mountaire Farms, Schreiber Foods, U.S. Dairy Export Council, U.S. Livestock Genetics Export, U.S. Meat Export Federation, U.S. Soybean Export Council, U.S. Wheat Associates, and USA Poultry & Egg Export Council.

USDA, under the Biden-Harris Administration, prioritizes resilient local food systems, fair markets, equitable access to nutritious food and sustainable practices. For more information, visit

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