The United States Meat Export Federation has announced it is now accepting applications from U.S. companies interested in receiving matching funds to promote their branded meat products in international markets. Participation in the program is limited to small companies with 500 or fewer employees, or be a producer cooperative or an association.

Funds from this program can help companies conduct a variety of activities in international markets, including:

  • Attend trade fairs and exhibits, including U.S. domestic trade shows with large international attendance
  • Offset costs of promotional materials used in connection with a promotion

Help pay for costs of retail promotions, including fees for chefs, costumes, signs, displays and fees for demonstration staff.

Applications will be accepted as long as funds are available. Companies interested in the program should contact Barbara Watson at the USMEF Denver office — (303) 623-6328 — or by e-mail at for guidelines and proposal format. The application and information on the program also are available on the USMEF Web site.

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Source: USMEF