Interpreter Hailey Hue said the group of 13 Chinese grain buyers, who were mostly from the
Amparo Garza-Lang said the 15 visitors from
“We’re interested in them to buy,” said Garza-Lang, who serves as a Spanish interpreter for the Illinois Department of Agriculture. “What we do afterward is to see what they want to buy. In our past experiences, they buy what they like.”
The 28 guests visiting
The department’s international marketing representative, Terry English, said the department’s goal is to showcase the state’s agriculture and agribusinesses and attempt to create business opportunities abroad. As the nation’s leading producer and exporter of soybeans and second-largest in corn, English said
“The business these people represent is very important to the
Trouw Nutrition director of marketing Leendert Van Den Broeck also said this is a good way to meet potential international buyers.
“It was a good way to show the people to get them aware of our products,” Van Den Broeck said. “It may result in additional business for us.”
Trouw Nutrition processes and distributes grains, nutrients such as lysine, and additives such as salmon for domestic pet food around the world. The company is a subsidiary of international animal nutrition company Nutreco, based in the
Published on October 11, 2005, Page 5B, Belleville News-Democrat, The (IL)
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