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...

Chinese Alfalfa Farmers Making Hay as the Sun Shines on Utah

by Sarah Wang
China is now the United States’ number one foreign buyer of alfalfa, with 800,000 tons shipped there in 2013 and more than 215,000 tons shipped in the first four months of 2014. In 2012, China was the third largest export market for Utah, with total exports of goods valued at $614...

U.S. Exports are Feeding South Korean Hunger for Organic Foods

by Sarah Wang
On July 1st, South Korea signed its first ever organic equivalency agreement with the United States, its first such agreement with any trading partner. In 2013, U.S. organic exports to South Korea totaled $35 million and they are expected to double over the next five years.

South Korean Thirst for Orange Juice Counters Declining US Demand

by Alex Forster
As Americans drink less orange juice, Florida's orange growers are seeing the difference made up for by increasing consumption in South Korea. This is due in large part to tariff reductions as a result of the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement.

Top Korean Food Maker Begins Long-term Partnership with Fort Dodge, Iowa

by Sarah Wang
On June 25, 2014 officials from Fort Dodge, Iowa and South Korea’s top food maker CJ Cheiljedang officially opened a plant that, according to CJ Group president Kyung-Shik Sohn, will become “the largest producer of lysine in the global market.” Lysine, an amino acid essential to the...