Delegation to visit US, discuss buying agricultural produce

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:One group is to focus on corn and soybeans, visiting Iowa, Minnesota and Kentucky, while another focuses on wheat

Taipei Times
Date:  Aug 08, 2015
By: Staff writer, with CNA

The government is to organize a delegation to visit the US next month to purchase agricultural products and discuss agricultural issues with US officials and representatives of agricultural exporters, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs official said on Thursday.

The delegation is scheduled to sign a letter of intent on procurement of agricultural products with representatives of US agricultural exporters during the Sept. 13 to Sept. 24 visit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Department of North American Affairs Director-General Christine Hsueh (薛美瑜) said at a news briefing.

The delegation is to first visit Washington and sign a letter of intent at Capitol Hill, before separating into two groups to visit different states in central and western regions of the US that are major agricultural producers, Hsueh said.     [FULL  STORY]

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