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Broad Support for Export Promotion Program in Senate


A broad, bipartisan consensus led by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Tina Smith (D-MN), Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Angus King (I-ME) to promote the Cultivating Revitalization by Expanding American Agricultural Trade and Exports (CREAATE) Act of 2022.  This legislation would increase the Market Access Program funding from $200 to $400 million annually and would raise funding for the Foreign Market Development Program from $35 million to $69 million. The Bill will be considered by both the House and Senate Agricultural Committees to be incorporated in the next Farm Bill.


According to the Coalition to Promote U.S. Agricultural Exports, the programs would generate an additional $44.4 billion in agricultural exports over a 5-year period, commencing in 2024.The Chair of the Coalition noted that Market Access Program funding has not been increased since 2006 and Foreign Market Development Program funding has remained constant for 20 years.


The efforts of the USAPEEC over the past three decades are self-evident, with effective promotion of exports of broiler, turkey and duck meat in addition to eggs and egg products. The Council has played a pivotal role in expanding exports of poultry products through trade shows, demonstrations, educational programs directed to importers and has coordinated responses to disease outbreaks by interacting with state and federal agencies and the World Organization for Animal Health.  Over the past two decades, federal funding through the MAP and the FMD programs have been supplemented by contributions from state and national agricultural associations. This has allowed the USAPEEC to develop programs for specific importing nations and to sustain promotional activities in competition with other exporting nations.