Fifty exporters and local business professionals received a provocative, and sometimes humorous, insight into the massive change that is happening and will continue to happen in the global economy during the State of the Global Economy Trade Talk, held Jan. 15 in Fargo. Pete Mento, Director for Global Customs and Trade Policy at C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. led the discussion and answered questions from attendees.
North Dakota Trade Office, Garrison Business, Headed to West African Nation
Published in The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead Farmers’ Forum – January 6, 2013
JM Grain, a grain buyer in Garrison, N.D., exports to 12 to 15 countries. The company, which purchases and sells chickpeas, lentils, feed peas, green peas, yellow peas and seed, hopes to soon add one more to the list.
NDTO and our partners have a full agenda of events, trade missions and trade shows planned for the first quarter (Jan-March) 2014. Below is a list of events.
Due to “a big bump in the road” – the delay in passing a new farm bill – two of the most essential programs that aid the exporting efforts of farmers and ranchers have expired, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agriculture, Michael T. Scuse, and U.S. Sen Heidi Heitkamp.
Emerging markets continue to turn to North Dakota for agricultural products, expertise and partnership opportunities – this time Ghana is at the door. The week of Nov. 18, NDTO and partners Kristin Hedger and Maj. Gen. Mike Haugen will host a Ghanaian agriculture company that has been earmarked 30,000 hectares of land by the Ghanaian government with interest in kick-starting the sunflower market in Ghana.
North Dakota companies along with the North Dakota Trade Office (NDTO) hosted a delegation of Chinese food buyers, researchers and government officials as part of the North Dakota-China Reverse Trade Mission, Oct. 21-26, 2013.
Innovation for Breakthrough results to be held at Microsoft in Fargo
A Business Growth Summit will be held Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the Microsoft Executive Briefing Center on the Microsoft campus in Fargo. The event, organized by the Dakota Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), will focus on helping existing companies with their commitment to innovation.
From the Office of the Governor of North Dakota
Gov. Jack Dalrymple and Terje Riis Johansen, mayor of Telemark, Norway, signed a memorandum of understanding today to further expand trade and cultural ties between North Dakota and Norway. Dalrymple and Johansen signed the agreement at the North Dakota State Fair Center in Minot, during a reception kicking off for the 36th annual Norsk Høstfest.
NDTO and Praxis Strategy Group are leading a multi-sector trade mission to Ghana, January 16-23, 2014, to assist North Dakota companies in finding qualified buyers and distributors in the Ghanaian market. Ghana is currently the seventh fastest-growing economy in the world. Don’t miss this opportunity to market your products in the Gateway to West Africa.
North Dakota agribusinesses, along with the North Dakota Trade Office (NDTO), hosted more than 110 international visitors last week during the seventh-annual Big Iron International Visitor’s Program, which ran Sept. 9-12 in Fargo. Visitors traveled from around the world to learn more about the latest innovations in farm machinery and advancements in agricultural production.