Agricultural Trade Act of 1978

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Agricultural Trade Act of 1978
Great Seal of the United States
Other short titles Agricultural Export Trade Expansion Act
Long title An Act to strengthen the economy of the United States through increased sales abroad of United States agricultural commodities.
Enacted by the 95th United States Congress
Effective October 21, 1978
Public law 95-501
Statutes at Large 92 Stat. 1685
Titles amended 7 U.S.C.: Agriculture
U.S.C. sections amended 7 U.S.C. ch. 43 § 1761
Legislative history

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.