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FAS Administrator Ken Isley leads trade mission to South Korea

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Representatives from 48 agribusinesses and farm organizations will join Isley on USDA trade mission.

Representatives from nearly 50 U.S. agribusinesses and farm organizations will join Foreign Agricultural Service Administrator Ken Isley on a USDA trade mission to Seoul, South Korea, Nov. 5-8.

“Korea is consistently among the largest and most reliable export markets for U.S. agriculture and the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement, known as KORUS, has opened up even greater opportunities,” Isley said. “This is my first trade mission as FAS administrator and I’m delighted to be joined by a large delegation of business and state government leaders from the U.S. who are seeking to capitalize on those opportunities.”

Participants will meet one-on-one with potential customers and learn firsthand about local market conditions through a series of briefings and site visits, ultimately positioning themselves for successful business dealings in South Korea.

Isley will be joined by Nebraska Director of Agriculture Steve Wellman, Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Bettina Ring, and officials from the Georgia and Missouri departments of agriculture. Also joining Isley will be representatives from the following companies and organizations:

  1. 7Bev Corporation, West Linn, Ore.
  2. 7seas-group, Plano, Texas
  3. All Berry and Fruits, Portland, Ore.
  4. Bard Valley Date Growers, Yuma, Ariz.
  5. Blue Diamond Growers, Modesto, Calif.
  6. Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods, Milwaukie, Ore.
  7. Bridgepathway, LLC, Jericho, N.Y.
  8. California Fresh Fruit Association, Fresno, Calif.
  9. Cherry Central Cooperative, Inc., Traverse City, Mich.
  10. Cibo Vita Inc., Fair Lawn, N.J.
  11. CKJY Exports, Lemoore, Calif.
  12. Commercial Lynks Inc., Alexandria, Va.
  13. Dairy Farmers of America, Kansas City, Kan.
  14. Dragonberry Produce, Canby, Ore.
  15. East-West International Group, Inc., Moreland Hills, Ohio
  16. Everhealth Natural Vitamins, Inc., Los Angeles, Calif.
  17. Floyd Wilcox & Sons, Inc., Rexburg, Idaho
  18. Gayland Ward Seed Co., Inc., Hereford, Texas
  19. Graceland Fruit, Inc., Frankfort, Mich.
  20. Great Pacific Nut Company, Westley, Calif.
  21. Idaho Potato Commission, Eagle, Idaho
  22. Inkrumah Agriculture, Export, & Food Services Inc., Atlanta, Ga.
  23. International Marketing Brands, Kirkland, Wash.
  24. Ioka Marketing/Farms, Silverton, Ore.
  25. Kizable Candy LLC, Clearwater, Fla.
  26. MCT Dairies, Inc., Millburn, N.J.
  27. Meta Foods LLC, Atlanta, Ga.
  28. North Bay Produce, Inc., Traverse City, Mich.
  29. Oregon Potato Commission, Portland, Ore.
  30. Oregro Seeds, Inc., Albany, O
  31. OSKRI Corporation, Mills, Wis.
  32. Pacific Cheese, Co., Hayward, Calif.
  33. R&G Potato Co. Inc., American Falls, Idaho
  34. Raasch Family Farms, Liberty, Mo.
  35. Redwood Trading Group, Los Angeles, Calif.
  36. Royal Ridge Fruits, Royal City, Wash.
  37. Schreiber Foods Inc., Green Bay, Wis.
  38. Sea Watch International, Easton, Md.
  39. Supervalu Inc., Tacoma, Wash.
  40. TeaAroma, Inc., Carson, Calif.
  41. United Dairy Ingredients Group, LLC, Montebello, Calif.
  42. US Fresh Export LLC, Rosemead, Calif.
  43. S. Grains Council, Washington, D.C.
  44. USA Rice Federation, Arlington, Va.
  45. S. Soybean Export Council, Chesterfield, Mo.
  46. Vitaminseed, Chisago City, Minn.
  47. Wilbur Packing Company, Live Oak, Calif.
  48. Wild Blueberries of North America, Old Town, Maine

Source: USDA

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