Fiscal year 2014 was a good year for U.S. ranchers and farmers. The thriving industry exported a record $152.5 billion of food and agricultural products worldwide, an increase of $11.6 billion over 2013.
The six-year period leading up to and including FY 2014 is the industry’s strongest in U.S. history. U.S. agricultural exports from 2009 to 2014 totaled $771.7 billion. That’s big business!
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provided expanded opportunities and new markets for American farmers. And not only does the USDA ensure that American consumers receive quality food products, it also ensures that these products meet foreign export requirements as well. Exports are USDA-certified to be free from pests and diseases, and this USDA backing prevents the holding of U.S. shipments at foreign ports of entry.
Overseas consumers benefit greatly by the USDA’s active involvement in international trade matters. The Department resolved hundreds of export-related issues so products such as meat, poultry and nuts could be processed and purchased by consumers in Europe, Asia, and the rest of the world.
U.S. agricultural exports support close to 1 million jobs, both on and off the farm. These trade efforts drive national economic growth and contribute to a strong rural economy.
Like the USDA, Walker World Trade makes it easier for U.S. exporter to get products from here to there. Decades of experience and outstanding international relationships enable us to facilitate your shipments so they reach your clients in a timely manner. We take care of the paperwork, transport, customs, and duty issues so that you can focus on producing your fine exports for the international community to enjoy.
Contact Walker World Trade today to find out how we can help you grow your export business.