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 Export 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:
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.
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.
Food Export–Midwest and Food Export–Northeast prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis
of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, familial/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, reprisal
or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations or alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape,
American Sign Language, etc.) should contact us. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint
Form, AD-3027, found online https://www.ascr.usda.gov/filing-program-discrimination-complaint-usda-customer.
Food Export–Midwest and Food Export–Northeast reserve the right to deny services to any firm or individual
which, in the sole opinion of Food Export–Midwest and Food Export–Northeast, does not comply with FAS, MAP or Food Export–Midwest and Food Export–Northeast regulations or policies, or otherwise offer the best opportunity to achieve
its mission of increasing food and agricultural exports. Submission of any false or misleading information may be grounds for rejection or subsequent revocation of any application or participation. Food Export–Midwest and Food Export–Northeast
are equal opportunity employers and providers.