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Associated Press, Published August 11 2013

Chinese wheat millers to visit North Dakota

BISMARCK — A group of Chinese milling executives plan to visit North Dakota to get a firsthand look at the state's hard red spring wheat crop.

The North Dakota Wheat Commission said the millers will be in the state from Sunday through Tuesday. Officials said the Chinese millers are interested in hearing about growing conditions, price outlook and wheat breeding and quality programs at North Dakota State University.

Officials said demand for U.S. wheat in China is strong and growing. U.S. sales to the country for the first two months of the year totaled more than 131 million bushels. Officials said that's nearly nine times the five-year average.