In 2021, for the first year, Benson Hill Ingredients, LLC participated in Food Export – Midwest’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program to grow their exports to Mexico. The Iowa company utilized their allocated funds to complete international bakery trade seminars, to ship product samples, to create promotional giveaway items and literature, and to update their website to Spanish.
These activities helped Benson Hill Ingredients, LLC gain $576,000 in sales to Mexico while also gaining them 7 new foreign buyer contacts and 1 new distributorship relationship. They also project to complete $800,000 more in sales to the market over the next twelve months.
Last year was the first year Benson Hill Ingredients, LLC participated in Food Export’s Branded Program, but they have also attended Buyers Missions, webinars, Focused Trade Missions and is part of the Online Product Catalog.
Based in Creston, Iowa, Benson Hill Ingredients, LLC is an ingredient supplier of value-added soybean ingredients such as defatted soy flour, defatted soy flakes and defatted soy grits. These ingredients can be used in further food processing systems in the areas of bakery, meat, extrusion, and pharmaceuticals.
Food Export uses funding from the Market Access Program (MAP) to help America’s small businesses increase their exports of food and agricultural products. As these exports increase, these small businesses are creating jobs and improving the strength and stability of our agricultural economy. Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast are non-profit organizations that work in collaboration with their member state departments of agriculture and the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. They offer a wide range of programs and services that help boost America’s agricultural exports.
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Each year, hundreds of U.S. suppliers participate in the Food Export–Midwest and Food Export–Northeast's programs. As a result, companies are successful at generating new export sales, establishing new distributorship, expanding their production facilities,
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The Stone Group from Green Bay, Wisconsin, has participated in Food Export – Midwest programs since 2008. They have participated in Buyers Missions, Focused Trade Missions, the Food Export Helpline™, Food Show PLUS!™, webinars and the Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program.
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.