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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
By Steve Shnitzler, Director, USDA Agricultural Trade Office, Tokyo Helping U.S. exporters tap into Japan’s $670 billion food market is a top priority for the Foreign Agricultural Service’s Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) in Japan. One way we do this...