Agricultural Trade Act of 1978

The Agricultural Trade Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-501) directed the establishment of trade offices in major centers of commerce throughout the world. The agricultural trade offices are operated by the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) to develop, maintain, and expand international markets for U.S. agricultural commodities and serve as centers for export sales promotion and contact points for importers seeking to buy U.S. farm products.

Agricultural Trade Act of 1978
Other short titlesAgricultural Export Trade Expansion Act
Long titleAn Act to strengthen the economy of the United States through increased sales abroad of United States agricultural commodities.
Enacted bythe 95th United States Congress
EffectiveOctober 21, 1978
Public law95-501
Statutes at Large92 Stat. 1685
Titles amended7 U.S.C.: Agriculture
U.S.C. sections amended7 U.S.C. ch. 43 § 1761
Legislative history


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