Western United States Agricultural Trade Association Program:
The Western United States Agricultural Trade Association (WUSATA) is a non-profit trade association whose members are the thirteen western state departments of agriculture. WUSATA is administered by the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) and funded through the Market Access Program (MAP) with a mission to support and assist food and agriculture businesses/organizations in the thirteen Western States in developing and enhancing international markets for U.S. food and agricultural products.
WUSATA offers three core programs to assist agribusinesses in identifying, developing and expanding into international markets. The concurrent use of these services* allows companies to achieve even greater market impact.
BRANDED PROGRAM: Companies can receive up to $300,00 a year to promote their products internationally. This program supports the promotion of U.S. food and agricultural products in foreign markets. By providing participants 50% cost reimbursement for eligible marketing and promotional activities, the Branded Program enables businesses to effectively break into new export marketplaces.
GENERIC PROGRAM: an export assistance program, which develops activities that are beneficial to all food and agricultural businesses. Participants receive a wide variety of support including technical, logistical, language translation, buyer introductions, outbound and inbound buying missions, international trade shows and much more.
EXPORT EDUCATION: Educational opportunities, such as market trend webinars and specific program seminars, are provided to companies and offer valuable market research and timely consumer insights.
*To benefit from WUSATA programs, companies must meet certain eligibility standards set for each program area.
For WUSATA information in Nevada, please contact Jeff Sutich