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 With Branded Program

by Food Export | May 11, 2018
JM Grain Inc. located in Garrison, North Dakota, utilized Food Export’s Market Access Program (MAP) funded Branded Program in 2017 with a market strategy to expand exports to the United Arab Emirates.

Knowing that the Gulfood Show in Dubai draws more buyers from around the globe of Pulse products than any other trade show, JM Grain utilized Branded Program funds to attend. There they met with many old clients as well as met new prospective buyers.  

The North Dakota Supplier’s goal was to increase ongoing sales to existing clients as well as meet new buyers and gain access into new markets while attending the show. This past January JM Grain was able to report having over $150,000 in actual sales to the United Arab Emirates, and gaining over 117 foreign contacts from the utilization of Branded Program funds to attend the show. The Supplier also projects to complete $1M in sales to the market over the next twelve months.   

JM Grain has been participating in Food Export events and activities since 2008 utilizing the Branded Program, Food Show PLUS!™ services, the Online Product Catalog, participating in Focused Trade Missions and webinars.

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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