This week U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced funding allocations for the USDA Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development (FMD) Program. Details can be found in this USDA news release.
“USMEF appreciates the confidence USDA has shown in our efforts to expand international sales of U.S. beef, pork and lamb,” said Philip Seng, USMEF president and CEO. “The MAP and FMD programs are important components of USMEF’s diverse funding mix, along with the excellent support we receive from checkoff organizations and our member companies. Even in an increasingly competitive global marketplace, these investments continue to drive U.S. red meat exports to new heights – adding value for U.S. producers and bolstering our entire agricultural economy.”