Who We Are

Food Export Association of the Midwest USA (Food Export-Midwest) and Food Export USA-Northeast (Food Export-Northeast) are non-profit organizations composed of 12 Midwestern and 10 Northeastern state agricultural promotion agencies that provide U.S. companies with the programs and services needed to export and sell their products internationally.

In 2014, the companies that participated in Food Export programs and activities gained $1,022,032,127 in export sales to countries around the globe. Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast administer many services through Market Access Program (MAP) funding from the USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service.

Thanks for visiting us! We hope you find information about our programs to help you become export-ready or increase your current level of exporting. Learn More about our Programs & Services.

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The Midwest’s Bounty

The Midwest is one of the world’s leading food-producing areas. Midwestern farmers harvest grain, as well as oil, seeds, fruits and vegetables, beans, livestock, and dairy products.

The Midwest is home to hundreds of companies who provide consumers around the globe with high quality processed food and agricultural products. Check out our most recent Annual Report and learn about how Food Export-Midwest benefits companies and impacts the Midwestern region. Read more about Food Export-Midwest.

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The Northeast’s Abundance

The Northeast has a diverse agriculture including fruits (cranberries, blueberries, wild blueberries, and apples), wine, dairy, snack foods, maple syrup and seafood to name just a few.

Host to a large, well developed food processing industry covering all aspects of the food industry, the Northeast is home to a multitude of value-added products ranging from the organic, kosher, specialty/gourmet, food service and ethnic market segments. Check out our most recent Annual Report  and learn about how Food Export-Northeast benefits companies and impacts the Northeastern region.

Featured Liaison - Meet Paul!

Paul W. represents the Midwest states of Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin. Paul serves as the point of contact for all companies in his region who utilize Food Export-Midwest's programs and services, and also looks to develop new relationships with U.S. food producers.

Paul earned his Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture Economics with a focus on international trade from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign). He gained international exposure and Spanish language skills while studying abroad in both Argentina and Costa Rica. Paul's interests include traveling, camping, volunteering, sports and learning to play the drums. 

Communications

We are excited to announce our new and improved website! Easier access to upcoming education activities and an improved registration process are just some of the enhancements that have been incorporated to improve your experience. 

Food Export publishes a bi-monthly newsletter, Global Food Marketer, and the U.S.Foodlink for international buyers.

Our media kit provides a general overview of Food Export's programs and services, including the MAP funded Branded Program.

Success Stories

Sixteen international buyers hosted by Food Export met with a record 81 U.S. specialty food businesses during on-on-one meetings over three days: June 26, 27, and 29th.  Suppliers reported projected sales of $3.69 million. Thirty four companies reported expectations for a first time export sale. Read the full story

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U.S. Food Showcase at FMI
June 20-23, 2016
Chicago, Illinois

Food Ingredients Asia-China
June 21-23, 2016
Shanghai, China

Specialty Coffee Association of Europe
June 23-14, 2016
Dublin, Ireland

Imbibe Live 2016
July 4-5, 2016
London, United Kingdom

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Export Intelligence Video Series -Hong Kong

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