Date: Sep 17 2015
By: The Associated Press
The association committed to the purchase Wednesday while meeting with state lawmakers in Washington, D.C. Officials say the deal is worth $544 million.
Taiwan purchases roughly 441,000 tons of wheat from Montana annually.
The Taiwanese delegation visits the United States every two years to renew a letter of intent between the association and the United States Wheat Associates, which represent wheat and export groups from each state. Taiwan purchased $3.5 billion worth of U.S. farm products last year.
The delegation is scheduled to visit Montana, Idaho and Kansas.