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Global Weather & Economic Opportunities

Forecasting the weather in 2018 and the resulting economic opportunities will be a topic at the upcoming Global Business Connections conference in Fargo on Wednesday, April 4 and Thursday, April 5. There meteorologist and interim director of the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network, Daryl Ritchison, will lead a break-out session on weather and global markets.

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Peter Zeihan Returns to Fargo

Back by popular demand, geopolitical strategist Peter Zeihan returns to Fargo on April 4th to bring audience members at the Global Business Connections conference his take on the global economic shift that is currently underway. With his company Zeihan on Geopolitics, and a background as chief analyst at Stratfor Intelligence, Zeihan uses his trademark candor to provide companies with customized global intelligence so that they may chart their own futures. During the conference’s opening keynote, he will offer his geopolitical insights and predictions that are often startling, sometimes funny, and always fascinating.

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NDTO Member Profile: RDO Equipment Co.

RDO Equipment Co.’s Olga Hall always knew she would work in international business. She grew up in Siberia, Russia during the Soviet regime, with two industrious parents who taught her about persistence and perseverance. Those traits have come in handy during her nearly 20-year career that has taken her around the world, supplying customers with the agricultural equipment they need. As Director of International Sales at RDO Equipment Co., she leads the company’s export division and works closely with RDO Equipment Co.’s international partners.

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Lessons from the Largest Cyberattacks in 2017

We all receive suspicious emails now and then, but have you ever been tempted to open an attachment from an unknown source? Or unconsciously downloaded a file without thinking? You’re not alone, but the most widespread global cyberattacks have been a result of doing just that. Read on for information on the attacks that affected the most people worldwide and how they could have been prevented.

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Free Trade Advances, Just Not in the US

Free trade agreements abound across the globe while the US remains in protectionist mode. Europe and Asia are the most active players, each moving forward with multiple trade deals. The following highlights the agreements being negotiated or completed.

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Upcoming Trade Missions 2018

The North Dakota Trade Office (NDTO) is excited to announce four upcoming trade missions. These trade missions will be focused on North Dakota’s agricultural products and equipment, and each will include opportunities for funding. Below is a list of the events taking place in the months ahead. Continue reading …

Indoor Farms May Solve Food Desert Problem

There’s been a lot of buzz about indoor farming. Indoor farming, or vertical farming, is said to be another step towards being able to feed the 10 billion people expected on our planet in 2050. Although many vertical farming companies have tried and failed, indoor farms in the U.S., Netherlands and Germany are finding success – and record amounts of investment – by using the latest in agricultural technology.

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Press Release: NDTO Receives Service Award for Aircraft Project with Weather Modification in South Korea

The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) presented North Dakota Trade Office Manager of Business Development Jiwon Kim with an award in Seoul, South Korea on December 20 for facilitating a contract between KMA and Fargo-based Weather Modification International. North Dakota Trade Office (NDTO) member Weather Modification International recently completed the project for KMA, which included the installation, training and delivery of a state-of-the-art atmospheric research aircraft. The aircraft will go on to be used for numerous missions to include pollution monitoring, atmospheric aerosol studies and operational cloud seeding programs, as well as collecting data during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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Apply for the 2017 Global Business Awards

The 2017 Global Business Awards will be presented on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at NDTO’s Global Business Connections Conference.  The two awards presented are the North Dakota Service to Exporters Award and the Exporter of the Year award.  Click here to view the award criteria. Continue reading …

NDTO Member Profile: Reile’s Transfer and Delivery

Reile’s Transfer & Delivery’s goal is to create world class supply chain solutions for small manufacturers that they would not be able to create by themselves. By combining regional freight coming in and out of Canada, the company offers efficient logistical solutions for importers and exporters by working with our trade partners to the North.  Reile’s Transfer and Delivery currently owns over 840,000 square feet of warehousing and storage space, but their origins go back to the humble task of delivering milk.

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