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Each year, hundreds of U.S. suppliers participate in Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast’s programs.  As a result, companies are successful at generating new export sales, establishing new distributorships, expanding their production facilities, and hiring additional employees.  Read these success stories to learn more.

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Iowa Company Utilizes Market Access Program to Expand Exports

by Food Export | Jan 18, 2017
Diamond V of Cedar Rapids, Iowa has utilized Food Export’s programs and services for many years to help expand their international business. In particular, they’ve participated in Food Export – Midwest’s Value-Added Feed Ingredient Buyers Mission since 2009 as well as the Branded Program since 1998. Participating in these programs has helped Diamond V achieve strong international business growth.

In 2012, Diamond V participated in Food Export – Midwest’s Value-Added Feed Ingredient Buyers Mission at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin.  While there, they met with a buyer from Vietnam and initiated sales discussions.  Over the next few years, they began business with the buyer and saw their sales grow in Vietnam by $650,000 in 2014, $350,000 more in 2015, and $200,000 more in 2016.  According to Michael Goble, Executive Vice President & COO, “A significant portion of our sales increase to Vietnam was due to the Vietnamese buyer we met through Food Export – Midwest’s activity.”

Diamond V also utilizes Food Export – Midwest’s Branded Program to help grow their brand and market presence abroad.  In 2015, they used the program in Europe with a plan focusing on seminar sponsorship and educational opportunities in the international dairy nutrition market. In the Netherlands, Diamond V saw a growth of $600,000 in sales in 2015.  In Poland, they saw a growth of $300,000 in sales in 2015.

As a leading global nutrition and health company, Diamond V conducts research in many animal species and manufactures natural, nutritional health products that improve animal health, animal performance, and food safety worldwide. Global headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; U.S.A. Diamond V also has offices in five other countries and markets products in more than 60 countries. More than 70 years of science, innovation, technology, and quality have earned Diamond V the reputation of The Trusted Experts in Nutrition and Health®. Food Export -- Midwest has welcomed opportunities to contribute to Diamond V's international success.


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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