Wisconsin to run ag trade mission to Colombia

From: AP

Wisconsin agricultural producers have a shot at a growing market with an upcoming trade mission to Colombia.

The state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is organizing a trip to the South American nation in mid-July.

The agriculture department says Colombia’s livestock industry has a growing demand for U.S. exports like animal feed, feed ingredients, livestock genetics and agricultural equipment.

The U.S. moved more than $1 billion in agricultural exports to Colombia last year.

Besides meeting with buyers, U.S producers can also tour a feed mill. An interpreter will be on the trip.

Producers have to register by April 22, and pay their costs.

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection on the trade mission online: http://datcp.wi.gov/news/?Id=799

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