Exporters of U.S. food products can take advantage of available federal funding to help expand international promotion and marketing of agricultural products.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Market Access Program provides cost share assistance to non-profit trade organizations and small business to create, expand, and maintain foreign markets for U.S. agricultural products.

Specifics of the program will be discussed at three California seminars, sponsored by the Western United State Agricultural Trade Association (WUSATA) in cooperation with the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the California Centers for International Trade Development.

The seminars will be conducted at the following locations from 10:00 a.m. to noon:

• July 21 – Salinas

Monterey County Farm Bureau

931 Blanco Circle

Salinas, Calif. 93901

• July 22 – Sacramento

Los Rios Community College District

1919 Spanos Court – Board Room

Sacramento, Calif. 95825

• July 23 – Los Angeles

Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Airport

5985 Century Blvd.

Los Angeles, Calif. 90045

To register, contact WUSATA at (360) 693-3373 or visit www.wusata.org.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. A registration fee of $50 per participant covers the cost of materials and program.