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Export Marketing Funds Available for Western U.S. Food and Agricultural Companies

8-5-2015

Agribusinesses can now begin the process to become a 2017 Western United States Agricultural Trade Association (WUSATA) FundMatch participant. Made possible through the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Market Access Program (MAP), FundMatch supports small U.S. food and agricultural exporters as they reach worldwide consumers with 50% reimbursement on international promotional expenses.

Andy Anderson, WUSATA Executive Director, said: “Global economies are hungry for innovative, safe and quality products- all that the U.S. offers and more. With funding through the USDA-FAS MAP, our companies gain a competitive edge to meet this demand essentially by doubling their marketing dollars, and as a result, see positive growth on a local level.”

FundMatch (formerly known as the Branded Program) can offset a wide range of costs geared toward overseas customers including advertising, international trade show exhibition and travel, in-store promotions and more.

Interested companies can begin the application process online or contact WUSATA at (360) 639-3373 for more information.