USDA has awarded $200 million to nearly 60 organizations as part of the trade mitigation effort. The American Soybean Association received the largest allocation through the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program at nearly $22 million. U.S. Meat Export Council was awarded $17.5 million; the U.S. Grains Council received nearly $14 million and U.S. Wheat Associates was given more than $8 million. Other totals include $5.2 million for the U.S. Dairy Export Council, $3.6 million for the National Potato Promotion Board and $1.4 million for the U.S. Dry Bean Council. The money will be used by these groups to identify and access new export markets.
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