ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson is leading a trade mission to Vietnam and Thailand starting this week.
The department says the focus will be on feed. The eight-member delegation, which leaves Tuesday, will include representatives of feed and feed ingredient companies as well as stakeholder groups.READ MORE: 'She Was A Jewel': Community Holds Vigil For Victim Of Quadruple Homicide
The main goal is one-on-one meetings between Minnesota suppliers and potential importers. The group will also visit a feed mill, attend an aquaculture conference, host networking receptions and coordinate an educational event for livestock producers.READ MORE: Woman Critically Injured In Minneapolis Shooting
The department says this will be its third feed mission to Southeast Asia since 2011. The first Vietnam mission resulted in $14 million in sales after 12 months; the 2012 mission to the Philippines and Indonesia resulted in sales of $3.8 million after 6 months, with 12-month data forthcoming.MORE NEWS: Twins, Lynx, And Gophers Take Home Weekend Wins
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