USDA FAS State Fact Sheets Show Trade Wins for All 50 States

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From sea to shining sea, each state in the United States exports food and agricultural products. These U.S. exports continue to strengthen the rural economy by bringing in billions of dollars in revenues and supporting tens of thousands of jobs.

Each year, USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) opens and preserves access to foreign markets, protecting and expanding U.S. export opportunities. But have you ever wondered, “What’s in it for me?” or “How does this impact my area?” Well, this week, FAS launched a tool to help you discover the answers to those questions. With the  USDA Foreign Agricultural Service and Your State story maps, you can now see how recent trade wins are helping agricultural producers, businesses, and industries in your state succeed.

Every state has signature food and farm products that are recognized by global consumers, including Wisconsin dairy and California wine to Florida citruses and Maine lobster. The online story maps explain how specific trade wins and successes positively impact those key industries, providing economic benefits to farmers, agribusinesses, and rural communities in each of the 50 states.

So, the next time you wonder why international agricultural trade matters to your state, visit the FAS state fact sheet story maps, where you can see the value of trade to your state and the crucial trade wins and successes that are helping make it all happen.