Success Stories

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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North Dakota Company Grows Export Sales

by Food Export | Jun 08, 2017
In 2016, JM Grain Inc. located in Garrison, North Dakota, participated in Food Export’s Food Show PLUS!™ at SIAL Paris. There with the help of their Market Access Program (MAP) funded Food Show PLUS!™ services they made over 100 foreign contacts and reported actual sales of $2,386,000 and are projected to have total export sales of $5,000,000.

Representatives of JM Grain-site at SIAL Paris said, “JM Grain appreciates Food Export providing Food Show Plus ala carte services so that we are able to tailor the services to assist with our growth and experience in various markets.”

The North Dakota supplier has been participating in Food Export events and activities since 2014. They also recently participated in Food Show PLUS!™ at Gulfood, earlier in the year, where they projected sales of $100,000.

JM Grain Inc. processes and exports U.S. grown pulse crops such as chick peas, lentils, feed peas, and seed. They take pride in carefully handling their products throughout processing and product delivery. Their products are sourced from North Dakota, Montana, and South Dakota. Their contributing farmers utilize the most current research to produce premium quality crops.

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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