Who We Are

Creators of a Global Marketplace

Food Export Association of the Midwest USA (Food Export–Midwest) and Food Export USA–Northeast (Food Export–Northeast) are non-profit organizations that assist U.S. companies looking to start or expand export sales. We aim to maximize their success through programs and services in education, market entry, and market promotion.

We’re composed of agricultural promotion agencies from 13 Midwestern and 10 Northeastern states. Our services are administered through the Market Access Program (MAP) and Agricultural Trade Promotion Program (ATP) funding from the USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). 

In 2019, more than 1,000 companies participated in over 60 events and activities across the world, which generated upwards of $978M in export sales.

Who We Serve

Businesses seeking new growth opportunities:

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Suppliers

Suppliers

We provide market intelligence, education, assistance, tools, and financial support for novice to seasoned U.S. food companies that help them find growth opportunities and build dynamic export strategy programs to achieve international success.

Start Unlocking Global Opportunities

Buyers

Buyers

We connect international buyers with qualified and knowledgeable export companies that are committed to growing with partners in major food markets around the globe.

Start Importing from the U.S.

Partners

Partners

We connect partners to our vast supplier network across the Midwest and Northeast to spread awareness of partner programs and services.

Partner With Us

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Midwest and Northeast Member States

We work together with 13 Midwestern and 10 Northeastern state agricultural promotion agencies to provide programs and activities for U.S. suppliers.

The Strategic Alliance

Elevating the Export Experience. 

Food Export–Midwest and Food Export–Northeast formed a strategic partnership over 20 years ago to enhance our ability to carry out our shared missions. 

This agreement ensures both organizations retain their independent status, while the companies we serve benefit from the collaborative effort created by the partnership. These positive effects include streamlined operations, pooled marketing resources, and more activities in a broader range of international markets.    

Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast are two of four State Regional Trade Groups (SRTGs) that assist in export promotion. The other two regional groups, SUSTA and WUSATA, provide similar services beyond our state regions. 

Learn more about Food Export–Midwest or Food Export–Northeast