Date: April 4, 2015
LINCOLN— Two Nebraska Wheat Board members, Bob Delsing of Hemingford and Von Johnson of Cambridge, recently promoted Nebraska wheat overseas with U.S. Wheat Associates. Delsing, NWB’s District 1 representative, spent eight days visiting Taiwan and the Philippines, while Johnson, NWB’s District 5 representative, spent 13 days visiting Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico.
Delsing’s trip to Taiwan and the Philippines was crucial, as both countries are top 10 U.S. wheat importers. Delsing was accompanied by representatives from the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee, the Washington Grain Commission, and U.S. Wheat Associates. The group toured several different milling facilities and bakeries. They learned about the milling capacities of each country, as well as the trends in wheat consumption.
“This trip was eye-opening for me,” said Delsing. “No one country has the same needs. Participating on this team and hearing the desires of our foreign customers helped me learn what the U.S. and Nebraska farmers can do to maintain markets in these countries. They really do like and want the quality wheat we produce.” [FULL STORY]