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Perdue Leads USDA Trade Mission to Mexico
Minnesota Ag Connection - 11/06/2019

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue reported Tuesday that he will lead a trade mission to Mexico this week to forge new opportunities with U.S. agriculture's largest bilateral trading partner and second-largest export market. The Secretary will be joined by Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney and more than 100 industry and government representatives.

Accompanying Secretary Perdue are the heads of six state departments of agriculture: Bryan Hurlburt of Connecticut, Celia Gould of Idaho, Joseph Bartenfelder of Maryland, Chris Chinn of Missouri, Doug Goehring of North Dakota, and Derek Sandison of Washington. Other participants include officials from the California, Georgia, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, Wisconsin and Virginia departments of agriculture and representatives from the following companies and organizations:

1. Advanced Food Products, LLC, New Holland, Pa.

2. Agropur US, Appleton, Wis.

3. Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, Juneau, Alaska

4. Alltech, Nicholasville, Ky.

5. Almond Board of California, Modesto, Calif.

6. Alvarado Commodities, Inc., San Antonio, Texas

7. Bard Valley Date Growers, Yuma, Ariz.

8. Biotwo Corp, Chicago, Ill.

9. Blue Diamond Growers, Sacramento, Calif.

10. Bridgepathway, Jericho, N.Y.

11. California Prune Growers Marketing Association, Yuba City, Calif.

12. Citation Wine, Issaquah, Wash.

13. Dairy Products Inc., Eden Prairie, Minn.

14. Food Export USA -- Northeast, Philadelphia, Pa.

15. Freddie Lee's Gourmet Sauces, St. Louis, Mo.

16. Health Garden USA, Spring Valley, N.Y.

17. Idaho -- Eastern Oregon Onion Committee, Parma, Idaho

18. Ikrumah Inc., Jonesboro, Ga.

19. Kronos, Glendale Heights, Ill.

20. Leprino Foods, Denver, Colo.

21. North American Bison, LLC, New Rockford, N.D.

22. Northwest Hazelnut Company, Hubbard, Ore.

23. Oregon Wine Board, Portland, Ore.

24. Panhandle Milling, Denver, Colo.

25. Pocas International Corp., Hackensack, N.J.

26. Royal Ridge Fruits, Royal City, Wash.

27. Sagamore Spirit Distillery, Baltimore, Md.

28. Southern Cross Growers, Ellijay, Ga.

29. Southwest Bison, Amarillo, Texas

30. TAMA Corporation, Doral, Fla.

31. TRC Group, Inc, Roseville, Calif.

32. U.S. Grains Council, Washington, D.C.

33. US Rice Producers Association, Katy, Texas

34. U.S. Soybean Export Council, Chesterfield, Mo.

35. US Wine Exports Company, Ltd., Ravenna, Ohio

36. USA Rice, Arlington, Va.

37. Western United States Agricultural Trade Association, Vancouver, Wash.

38. Zafi Beverages & Technologies, Bensenville, Ill.

39. ZFS Creston, LLC, Creston, Iowa

Learn more about USDA trade missions by visiting www.fas.usda.gov/topics/trade-missions.

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