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Challenges and Opportunities in Export Markets for U.S. Food, Beverage and Agricultural Products

Feb. 7, 2024
Food Processing participated in a news conference with Alexis Taylor, under secretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs at USDA at IPPE 2024, where Taylor offered her thoughts on the export markets currently and also addressed two questions from FP senior editor Andy Hanacek.

Food Processing attended the International Production & Processing Expo, or IPPE, in Atlanta, and participated in a news conference with Alexis Taylor, under secretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs at USDA. With the small group of journalists in attendance, under secretary Taylor offered her thoughts on the export markets currently, and also addressed two questions from FP senior editor Andy Hanacek.

Hanacek asked how the outside world perceives the U.S. food system when states rush to pass legislation ahead of and often in competition with the federal regulations in place, and which U.S. products are most coveted in the export market nowadays.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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