Last week, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME) introduced legislation (H.R. 2321), the Cultivating Revitalization by Expanding American Agricultural Trade and Exports (CREAATE) Act, that would increase funding for the Market Access Program (MAP) to $400 million annually and FMD to $69 million annually, with the increases being phased in over five years. Reps. Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), and Thomas Rooney (R-FL) joined Reps. Newhouse and Pingree as cosponsors of the bill.
NASDA's American Food Fair at the National Restaurant Show and U.S.A. Pavilion at America's Food & Beverage Show are cooperatively funded by USDA's Foregin Agricultural Service (FAS) using MAP funds.
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