On October 5, FAS Administrator Ken Isley joined U.S. Chargé d’Affairs Robin Quinville for the grand opening of the USA Pavilion at the Anuga trade show in Cologne, Germany. Nearly 160 American companies participated in Anuga, the world’s largest...
Small businesses trying to sell their products in foreign markets can face many challenges. USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service can help them navigate regulatory mazes and find eager customers. In this USDA Radio Feature, John Hannah, president of...
Susan Jay of Fornazor International tells USDA Radio that her company’s success in selling to 40 foreign countries is due in large part to assistance from USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. Not only did FAS help the Hillsdale, N.J. company get into...
Global trade shows are a great way for small businesses to meet multiple foreign customers in a short period of time. Susan Jay of Fornazor International says USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service has helped her participate in trade shows where she has...
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
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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 Desiree Thomas, International Program Specialist, FAS Office of Capacity Building and Development Tucked away outside of the hustle and bustle of Istanbul’s vibrant sites, historical landmarks and beautiful structures is a family-owned leather...
Photo: Bev Flaten, of JM Grain, shows Tom Vajda, the U.S. Consul General for Mumbai, products she is showcasing at the Annapoorna World of Food India trade show. Adam Branson, Senior Attaché, Office of Agricultural Affairs, Mumbai, India Breaking...
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...