Foreign Agricultural Service
The Foreign Agricultural Service has primary responsibility for all U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) activities overseas: analyzing and reporting on trends in agricultural production, consumption and trade; negotiating and monitoring international trade agreements related to agriculture; working to improve foreign market access; and promoting exports of U.S. food, beverage and agricultural products. The Foreign Agricultural Service also administers USDA's export credit guarantee and food aid programs; coordinates technical assistance to other countries to stimulate agricultural development, increase food availability and improve overall economic growth; and works to enhance the competitiveness of U.S. agriculture by providing linkages to international organizations. The Foreign Agricultural Service promotes U.S. agricultural interests through its network of agricultural counselors, attachés, and trade officers stationed abroad and commodity analysts, marketing specialists, trade negotiators, and related specialists based in Washington, D.C. in Russia, the Foreign Agricultural Service is represented by the Office of Agricultural Affairs (OAA) and the Agricultural Trade Office (ATO), which are both located in the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. In addition, agricultural marketing specialists at the U.S. Consulates in St. Petersburg and Vladivostok help cover the Northwest region and the Russian Far East.
Foreign Agricultural Service in St. Petersburg
15 Furshtatskaya St.
St. Petersburg 191028, Russia
Tel.: +7 (812) 326-2580, fax: +7 (812) 326-2561