For many food products, U.S. producers are among the lowest cost producers in the world. But competition is about more than costs. The competitiveness of our food and agricultural sector results from investments made each year by our farmers, the food industry, and our government. These investments are targeted to building a stable framework for agricultural trade, finding answers to challenges through research, and supporting wider use of the latest technology. This is an efficient system that enables the United States to deliver consistent, high quality products to demanding customers all around the world.