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Food Export Midwest

Food Export Association of the Midwest USA (Food Export–Midwest) and Food Export USA–Northeast (Food Export–Northeast) are non-profit organizations that assist U.S. companies looking to start or expand export sales. Food Export's aim to maximize their success through programs and services in Export EducationMarket Entry, and Market Promotion.

Food Export is composed of agricultural promotion agencies from 13 Midwestern and 10 Northeastern states. Their services are administered through the Market Access Program (MAP) and Agricultural Trade Promotion Program (ATP) funding from the USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). 


The Illinois Department of Agriculture partners with Food Export Association of the Midwest USA to bring resources and programs to Illinois food companies. Check out the following programs:

Buyers Missions                                                                                                        

Focused Trade Missions

Educational Tools

Branded Program

In 2019, more than 1,000 companies participated in over 60 events and activities across the world, which generated upwards of $978M in export sales.