Export Market
Development Works

Demand-building programs known as MAP and FMD accounted for 15 percent of U.S. ag export revenue generated between 1977 and 2014.

Ag exports are a bright light in the U.S. farm economy.

$307 Billion

Total economic output produced by U.S. ag exports in 2016, including $135 billion in export value and an additional $172 billion in other economic activity.

1.1 Million Jobs

Supported by U.S. agricultural exports, including 764,000 in the non-farm sector (or 70% of the total employment effect), which are required to assemble, process and distribute agricultural products for export.
Trade Agreements Create Opportunities Graph

Every $1 billion in agricultural export revenue supports 8,100 jobs.

According to USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS)

Sharing America's Food, Feed and Fiber Abundance with the World

A Legacy of Success
Since the 1950s, U.S. farmers and agribusinesses have worked with USDA to open export markets and build the robust overseas demand seen today.
World's Most Efficient Supply Chain
The U.S. is an affordable and reliable supplier of farm, ranch, forestry and fishery products for global customers.
Food Safety Regulation, Inspection and Certification
Groups working with FAS through MAP and FMD work on the ground in overseas markets to ensure trade flows smoothly.
Farm and Ranch Income from Exports
U.S. ag exports are projected to account for one-third of total farm sector gross earnings in 2017, according to the Congressional Research Service.
Small Business Food Export Opportunity
MAP and FMD help small food companies and growing agricultural sectors expand and find new demand from overseas buyers.