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Update on MAP/FMD Funding for FY 2016

Soon the House and Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittees are expected to conduct markups of their respective versions of the Fiscal Year 2016 agriculture appropriations bill. This will be a critical step in the appropriations process for the USDA Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development (FMD) program.

USMEF encourages members to continue contacting members of Congress to urge support for full funding for MAP ($200 million) and FMD ($34.5 million), as authorized by the 2014 farm bill. Discussion points regarding the importance of these programs to the continued growth of U.S. red meat exports are available online.