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Greetings from NDTO’s Executive Director | January 5, 2023

Happy New Year! I am excited to welcome you into 2023! And with the New Year at hand, this is a perfect opportunity to reflect on 2022 and brief you on how the NDTO is […]

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A to Zs of Global Trade News for 2023 | January 5, 2023

With the New Year upon us, let’s take a look into international trade forecasts, trends, and strategies from around the globe. Although there are still many challenges to doing business internationally, we offer here, a […]

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Working with International Buyers | January 5, 2023

We know that there is more business happening outside of the US and across the globe than what is taking place inside the US, making international business an excellent opportunity for high impact. While it […]

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Member Profile: UpNorth Organics | December 8, 2022

Before the word ‘organic’ was even a well-established farming practice, Don Dufner hesitated in putting chemicals on his crops. The tradition continues with son Joe Dufner and wife Becca, who own and operate Joe Dufner […]

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NDTO Hosts Colombian and Peruvian Buyers across North Dakota | December 8, 2022

This November, NDTO hosted a group of international buyers across ND to explore a variety of specialty crop offerings. The buyers were made up of several companies interested in dry beans, chickpeas, and other pulse […]

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US Donates to Support WTO’s Global Trust Fund Enabling Developing and Least-Developed Countries to Compete Globally | December 8, 2022

This season we see another donation from the US, among many other nations, to the World Trade Organization (WTO), which finances activities aimed at honing in trade-related improvements and assistance for developing and Least-Developed Countries […]

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NDTO leads Mission to Paris for SIAL Food Innovation Show | November 9, 2022

This past October, NDTO led a trade mission to Paris, France, for five ND companies to highlight their specialty crop and pulse products to European buyers and beyond. A new tradeshow for NDTO, SIAL Pairs […]

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How the Strong Dollar Impacts the Exporter | November 9, 2022

In the last year, we have steadily seen a strong US dollar in the global economy, which is good for many, including international travelers and importers. On the other hand, a strong US dollar can […]

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Member Profile: Birdsall Grain & Seed LLC | November 9, 2022

New to exporting, Mark Birdsall and son-in-law Blake Inman have persistently grown Birdsall Grain and Seed LLC and their farm in Berthold, ND.  The company specializes in seed production and processing as well as agronomy […]

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Grow Your Exports One STEP at a Time | October 21, 2022

The North Dakota Trade Office is excited to announce a new year of the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) to continue the support of ND companies interested in exporting. The STEPND program is a grant […]

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