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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 Supplier Gains New Feed Exports

by Food Export | Mar 20, 2018
In June 2017, Naturally Recycled Proteins, located in Johnston, Iowa, in the 3rd Congressional District, attended Food Export’s Value-Added Feed Ingredients Buyers Mission at the 2017 World Pork Expo where they met with buyers from Brazil, China, Colombia, Mexico, Philippines, Romania and South Korea. In November, the Iowa Supplier had projected sales of $1,000,000 USD of their Pre-Mix Animal Feeds to South Korea and the Philippines.

According to Dr. Aminul Haque, Director of Research and Development for Naturally Recycled Proteins, “This is a unique program to export the product to overseas.” As a result, this was the third year that the Iowa Company attended Food Export’s Value-Added Feed Ingredients Mission at the World Pork Expo. The company also participates in the Online Product Catalog and has attended other Buyers Missions.

Naturally Recycled Proteins (NRP) is specializes in the processing of spent hens into a highly digestible dry protein additive used in the pet food industry. In 2009 NRP built a $5 million, 27,000 sq. ft. facility along U.S. Highway 20 in Iowa that employed approximately 24 new staff members. They have developed a patented process utilizing natural enzymes to produce a high protein easily digested feed supplement. The company also operates a similar facility that is at full capacity in Wakefield, Nebraska.  

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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