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Wyoming culture is steeped in ranching and farming. Heck, the iconic bucking-horse-and-rider logo adorns our license plates. Agriculture is the state’s third-largest industry, contributing $1.8 billion per year to the Wyoming economy.

Increasingly, Wyoming producers and entrepreneurs are adding value to Wyoming ag and food products, from all-natural gourmet beef to gluten-free oats product manufacturing using Wyoming-grown grains.

We offer a variety of programs focused on reaching new markets and adding value to products.

New and existing value-added businesses face many challenges in the new global economy. The Wyoming Business Council aligns with the Western United States Agricultural Trade Association (WUSATA) to assist ag and food companies looking to enter or expand in the international market.

WUSATA provides export seminars, trade missions, marketing research projects, trade show activities, point-of-sale promotions and access to federal government marketing grants.

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WUSATA

The Wyoming Business Council developed two fact sheets explaining the regulatory requirements and key contacts for agricultural producers interested in diversifying their operations.

Meat Processing

Ranch Recreation

The Wyoming Business Council has been awarded a Specialty Crop Grant from the USDA under the Wyoming Department of Agriculture. The grant is intended to support specialty crop growers in attending marketing events such as the Natural Products Expo West show in Anaheim, California. The grant will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis for eligible producers and events. 

USDA Specialty Crop Grant