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Economic Impact of USDA Export Market Development Programs
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY | SEPTEMBER 2016

This study by Informa Economics (now IHS Markit) measured the economic impact of USDA’s Foreign Market Development Program (FMD) and Market Access Program (MAP) and industry market promotion contributions on U.S. agricultural exports and the broader effects on the farm economy and the overall macro economy. Download the report.

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Economic Impact of USDA Export Market Development Programs

INFOGRAPHIC MAY 2022

Analysis shows USDA market development programs significantly increase export revenue, farm profits and job growth. Download the infographic.

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Letters to U.S. House And Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Leadership
APRIL 2022 (NEW)

Asking the Subcommittees to maintain funding in FY 2023. Specifically, requested at least $200 million for the Market Access Program (MAP) and $34.5 million for the Foreign Market Development (FMD) program. These modest investments, paired with full private-sector cost share, are invaluable as we race to reclaim global export markets shut off during the pandemic and diversify markets amid war and geopolitical unrest. Download the letters.

Farm Exports: A Starring Role In U.S. Agriculture's Profitability
AGRI-PULSE APRIL 2018

The first in a series of Agri-Pulse in-depth stories, “Export or Bust,” dealing with the challenges and opportunities for U.S. agriculture when it comes to selling more commodities and value-added products to overseas customers.

Study Shows Foreign Competitors Increase Investment In Developing Ag Exports While U.S. Lags Behind
NEWS RELEASE FEBRUARY 2018

The latest analysis of foreign export promotion program investment shows that several competing countries and the European Union spent close to $1 billion in public funds on agricultural export promotion in 2016, outspending the United States 4 to 1. That is an increase of 70 percent in real competitive public spending since 2011.

Coalitions Support The Cultivating Revitalization by Expanding American Agricultural Trade and Exports (CREAATE) Act in the U.S. Senate
NEWS RELEASE SEPTEMBER 2017

Members of the Coalition to Promote U.S. Agricultural Exports and the Agribusiness Coalition for Foreign Market Development welcome and strongly support passage of S. 1839, the Cultivating Revitalization by Expanding American Agricultural Trade and Exports (CREAATE) Act, introduced in September 2017 by Sen. Angus King (I-ME), Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN), and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME).