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History

36+ years of domestic and international marketplace connections

The Western United States Agricultural Trade Association, commonly referred to as WUSATA®, is a non-profit formed in 1980 by the 13 western state departments of agriculture, as well as the territorial departments in Guam and Samoa. For more than three decades, we have offered programs and services to assist exporters of high-value food and agricultural products. We are a well-known and trusted presence in the international marketplace, a reputation that was carefully cultivated over time. 

Our Connections - Market Access

WUSATA is one of four non-profit State Regional Trade Groups (SRTG) that promote U.S. food and agricultural exports. The SRTGs were established in the early 1980s as a cooperative effort between the state departments of agriculture and the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) to facilitate trade between local U.S. food companies and international buyers. Our funding is provided by the USDA’s Market Access Program (MAP), our  Member States, and private companies.

Map of WUSATA, SUSTA, Food Export USA-Northeast, and Food Export Association of the Midwest USA.

Our global network of partners and resources includes in-country trade representatives, Agricultural Trade Offices (ATOs) and the agricultural marketing divisions of our member states. With their expert leadership, WUSATA® has developed programs that produce measurable and significant results and provide international market access for our participating companies.