Published April 29 2010
Italian millers team visiting ND to lean about wheat marketing systemBISMARCK (AP) — Italian millers are visiting North Dakota.
The state Wheat Commission says the 13 representatives from the largest durum-importing country will gain a better understanding of the U.S. wheat marketing system during the visit Thursday and Friday.
North Dakota is the largest durum-producing state in the nation. Farmers last year produced about 61 million bushels.
In a typical year, Italy imports about 11 million bushels of the grain used for pasta.
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