Archive for China Trade Mission

Trade representative Paul Chang to head up NCDA&CS trade office in Beijing

Four weeks ago, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services opened its first trade office in China — a move that is expected to pay big dividends for N.C. agriculture and local farmers. The NCDA&CS office space is small but functional, with shared conference and break rooms for all businesses housed within the suite of offices. Beijing is a bustling city […]

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Today’s Topic: A recap of the China trade mission

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Commissioner Troxler recently returned from an agricultural trade mission to China. The purpose of the trip was to increase export opportunities for N.C. tobacco, cotton, soybeans, wheat and other commodities. The commissioner also opened a North Carolina […]

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China Tobacco’s Beijing Center processing plant impressive

This week, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and representatives from several N.C. commodity groups are visiting Beijing on a trade mission. Andrea Ashby, NCDA&CS assistant director of public affairs, is also in China and is posting periodic updates of the visit. Commissioner Troxler and members of the trade team toured China Tobacco’s Beijing Center cigarette processing  plant […]

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Duplin County producer learns peanuts marketed differently in China

This week, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and representatives from several N.C. commodity groups are visiting Beijing on a trade mission. Andrea Ashby, NCDA&CS assistant director of public affairs, is also in China and will be posting periodic updates of the visit. Lee Swinson, a peanut producer from Duplin County, knows peanuts are a popular snack […]

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Commissioner Troxler hears concerns about North Carolina ports

This week, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and representatives from several N.C. commodity groups are visiting Beijing on a trade mission. Andrea Ashby, NCDA&CS assistant director of public affairs, is also in China and will be posting periodic updates of the visit. North Carolina ports and their ability to serve farmers and agribusiness companies was a […]

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Agriculture news makes headlines in China

This week, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and representatives from several N.C. commodity groups are visiting Beijing on a trade mission. Andrea Ashby, NCDA&CS assistant director of public affairs, is also in China and will be posting periodic updates of the visit. Media coverage of agricultural news in the United States is not as prevalent as […]

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Today’s Topic: Troxler wants to drum up more business for N.C. agriculture in China

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler will lead an agricultural trade mission to China next week. The trip will focus on selling more N.C. tobacco, soybeans, wheat, cotton and peanuts to the Asian nation. China is now the world’s […]

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China trade mission wraps up

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler’s agricultural trade mission to China wrapped up over the weekend. Friday, he spoke at a soybean conference in Guangzhou, then headed to Hong Kong to host a lunch for buyers of N.C. ag products. The soybean conference was well attended, and generated new leads for N.C. soybean producers. The conference gave […]

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Thursday in China: A long and interesting day

Wednesday, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler signed a memorandum of understanding with the Yunnan Department of Agriculture. On Thursday, we began putting the agreement into action. We visited three farming operations in the Shilin area of the province. Local agricultural leaders, including Kunming City Agriculture Director Guo Huan Bo, led our tour into the province’s agricultural […]

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Wednesday in China: A flight delayed, an agreement signed

Wednesday was a travel day, as we left Beijing for Kunming in southwestern China. Wednesday also brought our first slight departure from the schedule, as our flight was delayed more than an hour. We made it to Kunming just in time for the ceremony marking the signing of our agreement of mutual understanding with the […]

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