DATCP urges food companies to participate in Midwest Buyers Mission 

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is encouraging Wisconsin food companies to participate in a Midwest Buyers Mission organized by Food Export Association of the Midwest and DATCP’s International Agribusiness Center (IABC), according to a recent press release. The mission is scheduled to be held July 26 in Madison. 

During the Midwest Buyers Mission, Wisconsin food exporters can meet with qualified buyers from South America, Asia, Canada, and the Caribbean. The fee to participate in the mission is $325 if received by May 15 or $400 after that date.  

Wisconsin food exporters will have one-on-one meetings with international buyers to gain feedback on their products in that market, discuss business opportunities, and initiate future sales. International food buyers have expressed interest in the following U.S. products: retail and food service; fresh, healthy, and organic; frozen and chilled; specialty and gourmet; private label; sweet and savory snacks; and other processed foods. 

Wisconsin agricultural product exports set a record in 2022, totaling nearly $4.22 billion and exporting to 142 countries. Wisconsin’s top five markets are Canada, China, Mexico, Korea, and Japan, comprising nearly 68% of total exports. 

Registration details and more information on the Midwest Buyers Mission are available online.