Join us for the Summer in the Cities Buyers Mission!

This is our signature event of the year. We hope it continues to grow and become a favorite event among buyers and suppliers. ” 
  Brendan Wilson, Food Export CEO and Executive Director
Position yourself and your products in front of pre-qualified, experienced international buyers who continue to seek the latest food trends and products from the United States.
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Who We Are

Creators of a Global Marketplace

We are Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast, non-profit organizations made up of agricultural promotion agencies from 13 Midwestern and 10 Northeastern states. We exist to provide the support U.S. companies need to enter international markets by offering export education, global connections, export strategies, and marketing financial assistance.

Our Mission, Vision & Values


To empower small- and medium-sized businesses in our regions to sell their food and agricultural products internationally.


We envision a future where small- and medium-sized businesses in our regions thrive in the global marketplace. We lead this transformation by simplifying international success for businesses and enriching global exchange, while effectively realizing resources for the growth and prosperity of our member states and U.S. agriculture.

  • Cultivating Global Relationships. We nurture lasting relationships across borders and boundaries and work collaboratively to help our stakeholders.
  • Rooted in Trust. We invest in and support our stakeholders then trust them to take ownership over their work. We are responsible stewards of our resources and work with integrity.
  • Producing Results. We are focused on the long-term success of the stakeholders in our regions; we’re driven to help them succeed through innovation and expertise.

How it works

We connect Midwest and Northeast food suppliers with global buyers to create opportunities that extend their distribution and boost international business growth.

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Our Programs

We help both novice suppliers and seasoned exporters unlock long term global growth with programs and services in education, market entry, and market promotion.

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Proven Results

In the last year alone, companies that participated in our programs and activities gained over $867M in combined export sales to countries around the globe.

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Get the Basics on Exporting


What is the Branded Program?

February 17, 2021 2:04 Minutes

What is the Branded Program? – Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast details this cost-share, 50% reimbursement program that helps small companies with the international marketing of their U.S. products.



Food Export – Northeast Seafood Overview – We provide seafood companies opportunities for you to find the right markets and the right buyers within a market.


Inside a Food Export Buyers Mission – Be prepared. Follow up. Hear from international buyers on what they expect from a supplier when meeting with them.


Repurposing Expenses – Social Media – Learn how to get reimbursed for social media expenses using the Branded Program in our new video series.

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Exploring Global Trends in Fresh and Staple Foods

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A World of Opportunities

Check out our newest educational effort, The Food Export Podcast! Listen Here