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Forum staff reports, Published October 26 2012

Chinese food buyer to visit North Dakota crop facilities

FARGO – Five executives from the China SDIC International Trade Co. will tour North Dakota Sunday through Wednesday as a follow-up to the North Dakota Trade Office and North Dakota Department of Agriculture China trade mission in March.

SDIC Trade is a large food importer and has built a distribution network covering all of China.

The executives will visit with local leaders, discuss educational collaboration opportunities and tour regional agricultural facilities, including JM Grain, North Dakota Mill, Northstar Agri Industries, Red River Commodities, SK Food International, Specialty Commodities and United Pulse Trading.

They will also meet with Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, NDTO and North Dakota State University.

North Dakota products of particular interest to SDIC Trade include canola oil, peas, wheat flour, lentils, flaxseed, flaxseed oil and seed varieties.