A Minnesota trade delegation is home after a six-day trade mission to Morrocco. Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen said the Port of Duluth offers an opportunity to serve this growing market. “Last year, we sent three shipments of sugarbeet pulp to Morrocco and we’re hoping to build the wheat, corn, DDG and soybean meal market as they have a growing poultry sector.” Minnesota has a special connection with Morrocco. “Mohamed Sadiki, who is the minister of agriculture has his PhD from the University of Minnesota and is a big fan,” said Petersen. “Over 200 Moroccans have done an exchange where they have gotten a degree from the University of Minnesota so we met people throughout the trip that had that connection and that opened a lot of doors for us.” Petersen was joined by University of Minnesota Extension Dean Bev Durgan and representatives of the corn, soybean, and wheat commodity groups.
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