Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) is a public-private partnership between the State of Alaska and the Alaska seafood industry established to foster economic development of a renewable natural resource. ASMI is playing a key role in the repositioning of Alaska’s seafood industry as a competitive market-driven food production industry.
American Sweet Potato Marketing Institute
The American Sweet Potato Marketing Institute (ASPMI) is a U.S. agricultural trade association representing U.S. sweet potato packers, growers, exporters, processors, trading companies, state associations, and affiliated industries. ASPMI is a USDA Cooperator headquartered at the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission, but is a separate entity in itself. The role of the Institute is to explore, develop and maintain international markets for U.S. sweet potato exports through promotion, market research, and evaluation of potential new export markets. U.S. sweet potato exports are growing sharply, with key foreign markets including the UK, Benelux, and Canada.
The Brewers Association is a not-for-profit trade association. The association is an organization of brewers, for brewers and by brewers. More than 3,800 U.S. brewery members and 46,000 members of the American Homebrewers Association are joined by members of the allied trade, beer wholesalers, retailers, individuals, other associate members and the Brewers Association staff to make up the Brewers Association. The main purpose: to promote and protect American craft brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts.
California Table Grape Commission
The California Table Grape Commission (CTGC) was established by an act of the state’s legislature in 1967. The Commission’s importance to the state and its mandate – to maintain and expand markets for fresh California grapes and to create new and larger intrastate, interstate and foreign markets. The Commission’s activities are divided into five areas: Research, Trade Management, Issue Management, Education and Outreach and Advertising.
California Tree Fruit Agreement
California Tree Fruit Agreement (CTFA) was established in 1933 and represented more than 900 grower-shippers. The organization maintained and expended markets for California nectarines, peaches and plums. The organization was dissolved in 2011.
Cranberry Marketing Committee
The Cranberry Marketing Committee (CMC) was established as a Federal Marketing Order in 1962 to ensure a stable, orderly supply of good quality product. Currently, CMC conducts generic promotion programs in the United States, Australia, South Korea, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, France, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany and Mexico.
The Designation of Origin Valdepeñas represents a group of grape-growers and winemakers. DPO Valdepenas is the third most important Designation of Origin in Spain, not only in terms of its age but also its position in the market.
Global Cold Chain Alliance
The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) represents all major industries engaged in temperature-controlled logistics. GCCA is headquartered in Alexandria, VA with offices or affiliates in Australia, Brazil, China, Europe, Guatemala, India, and the United Kingdom.
Hop Growers of America
Hop Growers of America is a trade association focused on hop grower support through technical, scientific research; trade promotion and harmonization; educational outreach; expansion of industry and USDA statistics, and more.
Fruchthandel Magazine is the leading German-language trade magazine for the international fresh produce business.
LEAD Maryland Foundation
LEAD Maryland Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to identifying and developing leadership to serve agriculture, natural resources, and rural communities.
Market Intelligence Limited – FRESH Congress
Publisher of leading fresh produce publications such as EuroFruit, AsiaFruit, AmericaFruit. Co-owner of www.fruitnet.com. Organizer of of international conferences for the fresh produce industry. Annual events include; Asiafruit Congress, FRESH, Eurofruit Congress Middle East, Eurofruit Congress Southern Hemisphere, and the Fresh Produce Asia series.
Pear Bureau NW
The Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) was established in 1931 as a non-profit marketing organization to promote, advertise and develop markets for fresh pears grown in Oregon and Washington. Pears from these two Northwest states are distributed under the USA Pears brand.
Produce Marketing Association
Produce Marketing Association (PMA) is a trade organization representing companies from every segment of the global fresh produce and floral supply chain. PMA helps members grow by providing connections that expand business opportunities and increase sales and consumption.
US Apple Export Council
The US Apple Export Council (USAEC) is a trade Association representing 11 apple producing states in the US (New York, Michigan, California, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New England). USAEC members collaborate to generically promote apples grown in these states in foreign markets.
US Department of Agriculture
The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) links U.S. agriculture to the world to enhance export opportunities and global food security. FAS expands and maintains access to foreign markets for U.S. agricultural products by removing trade barriers and enforcing U.S. rights under existing trade agreements.
Washington Apple Commission
The Washington State Apple Advertising Commission (WAC) was created by an act of the Washington State Legislature in 1937 at the request of the apple industry, making it one of the oldest and largest commodity commissions in the United States. The primary purpose of the Commission is advertising, promotion, education and market development for the Washington fresh apple crop.
ZESPRI International Limited is the world’s largest marketer of kiwifruit, selling kiwifruit into more than 60 countries and managing 30% of the global volume.