Asian Markets Essential for Maine

by Melissa Newcomb
From seafood to wild berries, Maine’s high quality food stuffs are growing in popularity overseas, and four of the five largest export markets for Maine are all Asian countries.

China and US States Raise a Glass to New Dairy Partnerships

by Sarah Wang
With China expected to become the world’s largest market for dairy products by 2017, US dairy companies are racing to secure contracts for exports and research opportunities to help China improve its domestic dairy production.

Autumn in Asia: Governors Harvest Investments on Trade Missions

by Ethan Kannel
The growing importance of trade with Asia for states across the US is apparent in the recent trade missions from six states to a variety of countries around the Asia Pacific, seeking new export markets and sources of FDI.

North Dakota Showcases US Soybeans for Asian Buyers

by Melissa Newcomb
North Dakota's Northern Crops Institute often hosts international buyers and importers, inviting them to learn more about US agricultural goods and the industry. In September, NCI gave a course on soybeans to a delegates from ASEAN countries.

Washington’s Cherries Fulfill China’s Cravings

by Sarah Wang
As the largest producer of cherries in the United States, Washington has much to gain from Asia’s increased demand. In 2012, China imported 2 million boxes of cherries from Washington, with total goods imports from Washington valued at $7.87 billion.

Californian and Chinese Universities Unite Over Sustenance and Safety

by Sarah Wang
On July 26th, officials from UC Davis and Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University signed an agreement to establish the Sino-US Joint Research Center for Food Safety. UC Davis was chosen as the partner for this joint research center on food safety thanks in part to the...