SACRAMENTO, Calif. — CDFA Undersecretary Christine Birdsong recently joined representatives from the California Fresh Fruit Association, California Olive Committee, California Milk Advisory Board, Raisin Administrative Committee, Wine Institute and the California Agricultural Export Council in promoting California Grown agricultural products in the Philippines. The Philippines is California’s 10th largest agricultural export market, valued at more the $300 million.
Speakers featured in the video below include Undersecretary Birdsong, Mark Hanzel (USDA Foreign Agricultural Service) and Elizabeth Carranza (California Olive Committee).
Undersecretary Birdsong was in the Philippines as part of a USDA Agricultural Trade Mission. The purpose of the visit was to help build economic partnerships and foster stronger ties between the United States and the Philippines. The Taste of California event was supported by the Western United States Agricultural Trade Association and CAGROWN.