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WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2007—Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns today announced fiscal year 2007 allocations of $100 million to 67 U.S. trade organizations to promote U.S. agricultural products overseas.

"USDA supports efforts to help our farmers and ranchers gain access to growing global markets," said Johanns. "The fact that we are on track to sell a record $77 billion of U.S. agricultural products to overseas markets this year highlights the importance of the Market Access Program to help U.S. exporters reach new customers around the world."

Under the MAP, USDA uses Commodity Credit Corporation funds to enter into agreements with U.S. agricultural trade organizations, state regional groups, and cooperatives to share the costs of overseas marketing and promotional activities.

MAP is administered by USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. Program applicants undergo a competitive review process based on weighted criteria, such as the degree to which the applicant contributes resources to the program, historic export performance, projected export goals, and accuracy of past export goals. The MAP recently eliminated multi-year funding in order to improve program efficiency and to align program years with fiscal years.

For more information on the MAP, contact the FAS’ Office of Trade Programs staff at (202) 720-4327, or visit the FAS web site at

Fiscal year 2007 allocations are attached.

Market Access Program Allocations

Initial FY 2007 Allocations



Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute


American Forest & Paper Association


American Peanut Council


American Seed Trade Association


American Sheep Industry Association


American Soybean Association


Blue Diamond Growers/Almond Board of California


Brewers Association


California Agricultural Export Council/Western Growers Assoc.


California Asparagus Commission


California Cherry Advisory Board


California Cling Peach Board


California Dried Plum Board


California Fresh Tomato Growers/Florida Tomato Committee


California Kiwifruit Commission


California Pear Advisory Board


California Pistachio Commission


California Strawberry Commission


California Table Grape Commission


California Tree Fruit Agreement


California Walnut Commission


Cherry Marketing Institute


Cotton Council International


Cranberry Marketing Committee


Distilled Spirits Council


Florida Department of Citrus


Food Export Association of the Midwest USA


Food Export USA Northeast


Ginseng Board of Wisconsin


Hawaii Papaya Industry Association


Hop Growers of America


Intertribal Agriculture Council


Mohair Council of America


National Association of State Departments of Agriculture


National Confectioners Association

$ 805,124

National Honey Board


National Renderers Association


National Sunflower Association


National Watermelon Promotion Board

$ 92,617

New York Wine and Grape Foundation


Northwest Wine Coalition


Organic Trade Association


Pear Bureau Northwest


Pet Food Institute


Raisin Administrative Committee


Southern United States Trade Association


Sunkist Growers, Inc.


Texas Produce Export Association


The Catfish Institute


The Popcorn Board


United States Potato Board


U.S. Apple Export Council


U.S. Dairy Export Council


U.S. Dry Bean Council


U.S. Grains Council


U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council


U.S. Livestock Genetics, Inc.


U.S. Meat Export Federation


U.S. Wheat Associates


USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council


USA Poultry and Egg Export Council


USA Rice Federation/U.S. Rice Producers Association


Washington Apple Commission


Washington State Fruit Commission


Welch's Food


Western United States Agricultural Trade Association


Wine Institute








Release No. 0004.07
FAS PR 0004-07

Contact:  Keith Williams (202) 720-4623

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