Nearly 50 U.S. agribusinesses and farm organizations were a part of USDA’s first ever trade mission to Taiwan. The delegation was headed by USDA Foreign Agricultural Service administrator Ken Isley. Taiwan is interested in a wide-range of U.S. products. “That includes corn, soybeans, beef, poultry, pork and dairy products,” says Isley. “It’s one of the top ten markets for U.S. food and ag products, with sales of about $4 billion dollars last year. We are their number one supplier of food and ag products, representing nearly one-third of imports.” The group hopes to expand agricultural sales to Taiwan. The country is already a large buyer of U.S. soybeans, the sixth largest in 2017.
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