Kathy Formella, owner of the Chicago-area specialty foods company E. Formella & Sons, credits her company’s work with the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) for a tenfold increase in business. She says FAS support has helped her monitor consumer...
June 22, 2016
Multimedia

Exporter Success - Mike's Hot Honey

Exporting is still new to Mike’s Hot Honey and Michael Kurtz, founder of the Brooklyn-based company, is excited to where it takes him. Kurtz says that dealing with international laws and logistics can be a challenge for a small business like his, but...
Safie Specialty Foods of Chesterfield, Mich., has found success selling its gourmet pickled vegetables in the international marketplace thanks to programs and services funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Company President Mary Safie says...
Quality Ethnic Foods is a Baltimore-based small business that is successfully selling its frozen foods, sauces and other products overseas thanks to the support of USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). CEO Afraz Ahmed notes that exports are...
By Phil Karsting, Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service 2013 was a record year for America agricultural exports, with $141 billion in sales and an additional $180 billion in related business activity. We expect even greater things in 2014, when...
Recently, USDA announced that U.S. agricultural exports for fiscal year 2013 finished at another record level, continuing the strongest five-year period for such exports in our nation’s history. Much of this success is due to small businesses, which...
When the astronauts aboard the International Space Station received a shipment of food recently, it included jam from a company called Stonewall Kitchen. Jonathan King and Jim Stott started selling their homemade jams from a folding table at a local...
February 14, 2013
Feature

Ambassadors of Cheese

For 80 years, Rogue Creamery has been passionate about the art of cheese making. This small company located in Oregon’s scenic Rogue River Valley produces a variety of handcrafted artisan cheeses using milk from its dairies. Its blue cheeses are...
The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is funding its partners, the four State Regional Trade Groups (STRGs), to host a series of nationwide seminars that inspire small and medium U.S. food and agricultural companies to become exporters. “Explore...
By Maria Arbulu, FAS Senior Marketing Specialist, U.S. Embassy, Ottawa, Canada Helping small- and medium-sized businesses to export their products is a cornerstone of the President’s National Export Initiative (NEI), which aims to double U.S. exports...
After more than two decades of exporting U.S. agricultural products, Good Life Foods is thriving internationally with support from USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). Before starting the company, Good Life Foods’ president Emil Font served as...