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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Lafeber Spreads Its Wings With Branded Program

by Food Export | May 14, 2018
In 2017, Lafeber located in Cornell, Illinois in the 16th Congressional District, utilized Food Export’s Branded Program to exhibit at several major veterinary shows in Europe. As a result of exhibiting at these shows, they met over 130 foreign buyers; achieved actual sales of over $21,000, and made a first-time market sale to Italy.

Participating in the Branded Program since 2010, Lafeber continues to expand their export markets and market segments through the 50% reimbursement program and with partaking in Food Export Buyers Missions and the Online Product Catalog.

Lafeber Company is a producer of bird food products for retail and veterinary distribution.

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 LafeberCoExport-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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