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Agricultural Trade Promotion Program
Provides cost-share funding to help U.S. agricultural exporters develop new markets and mitigate the adverse effects of other countries’ tariff and non-tariff trade barriers.
Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust
Reserve funding to help ensure that the United States can respond to emergency food needs worldwide.
Borlaug Fellowship Program
Offers mentoring and training to researchers and policymakers from developing countries to help promote food security and economic growth.
Cochran Fellowship Program
Provides short-term, U.S.-based training opportunities to agricultural professionals from developing and middle-income countries
Dairy Import Licensing Program
Import licensing is one of the tools FAS uses to administer the tariff-rate quota (TRQ) system for U.S. imports of dairy products.
Embassy Science Fellows Program
Places U.S. scientists at American embassies abroad to provide expertise on issues relating to the environment, science, technology and health.
Emerging Markets Program (EMP)
Provides funding for technical assistance activities to promote exports of U.S. agricultural commodities to emerging markets worldwide.
Export Credit Guarantee Program (GSM-102)
Guarantees repayment when U.S. banks extend credit to foreign banks to finance sales of U.S. agricultural products.
Export Sales Reporting Program
Monitors U.S. agricultural export sales to ensure widespread access to up-to-date market information.
Facility Guarantee Program
Provides credit guarantees to support infrastructure improvements in countries where demand for U.S. agricultural products may be limited by lack of adequate facilities.
Faculty Exchange Program
Provides semester-long U.S. training opportunities to university-level agricultural educators from developing countries.
Food for Progress
Provides for the donation of U.S. commodities to help developing countries modernize and strengthen their agricultural sectors.
Foreign Market Development Program (FMD)
Provides cooperator organizations with cost-share funding for activities that build international demand for U.S. agricultural commodities.
International Agricultural Education Fellowship Program
Provides fellowships to U.S. citizens to assist developing countries in establishing school-based agricultural education and youth extension programs.
Local and Regional Food Aid Procurement Program
Supports field-based projects that provide development assistance and emergency relief in food-insecure areas using locally procured commodities.
Market Access Program (MAP)
Helps finance activities to market and promote U.S. agricultural commodities and products worldwide.
McGovern-Dole Food for Education Program
Supports projects around the world to reduce hunger and improve literacy and primary education, especially for girls.
Pima Agriculture Cotton Trust Fund
A fund to reduce economic injury to domestic manufacturers resulting from tariffs on cotton fabric that are higher than tariffs on certain apparel articles made of cotton fabric.
Quality Samples Program (QSP)
Helps U.S. organizations provide small samples of their agricultural products to potential customers overseas.
Scientific Cooperation Exchange Program
Supports collaboration between teams of scientific and technical experts from the United States and the People’s Republic of China.
Scientific Cooperation Research Program
Supports joint research, education, and extension projects between U.S. and international agricultural professionals.
Scientific Exchanges Program
Supports scientific training, collaborative research, and mentoring between scientists from U.S. universities and international agricultural professionals.
Sugar Import Program
U.S. imports of sugar are controlled by a system of tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) with annual quota volumes established by USDA.
Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops (TASC)
Funds projects that address sanitary, phytosanitary and technical barriers that prohibit or threaten the export of U.S. specialty crops.
Wool Apparel Manufacturers Trust Fund
A fund to reduce economic injury to domestic manufacturers resulting from tariffs on wool fabric that are higher than tariffs on certain apparel articles made of wool fabric.