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Marketing Strategies, Consumer Behavior, and Trade

U.S. Department of Agriculture.  

Provides access to USDA's market and trade databases to support analysis and forecasts. Includes links to marketing and trade assistance programs, policy documents, publications, and reports.

DOC. International Trade Administration.

Brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies.

U.S. Department of State.  

Provides information about the U.S. Department of State's work to support and advance American agricultural interests integral to its global trade and food security goals and addresses trade barriers to open markets for American farm products.

USDA. Rural Development; Iowa State University.  

Provides materials for producers to help them market their products. Topic areas covered include: commodities, markets, industries, business development, and renewable energy.

USDA. Rural Development.

Promotes cooperatives that market and distribute agricultural products and supplies.

USDA. Economic Research Service.  

Presents USDA research and analysis on economic and policy issues related to agriculture, food, the environment, and rural America in a magazine format.

USDA. Foreign Agricultural Service.  

Offers searchable databases and reports on major areas of agriculture in foreign markets and in the American import market. Includes the following: ESR for U.S. export sales, by commodity and country of destination; GAIN for agricultural production and trade, GATS for current and historical data on international trade in agricultural, fish, forest, and textile products, and PS&D for data on production, supply, and distribution of agricultural commodities for the U.S. and key producing and consuming countries.

USDA. Foreign Agricultural Service.  

Provides U.S. exporters with program materials to help develop and maintain global markets for hundreds of products. Includes links to the Market Access Program, the Foreign Market Development Program, the Emerging Markets Program, and Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops.

USDA. Economic Research Service.  

Presents key resources related to the analysis of the retail food market, including food prices, foodservice industry trends, local food systems, and nontraditional retailers such as warehouse club stores.

USDA. Agricultural Marketing Service.  

Describes USDA programs that facilitate the marketing of U.S. agricultural products, food, fiber, and specialty crops. Includes materials on these program areas: farmers markets and local food marketing, regulations, research and promotions, marketing orders and agreements, grants, and international marketing.

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