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In Korea, grain traders, feed buyers and food processors expressed interest in flax, feed grains, oats, barley for tea and pulses.

Farmers in Asia, Part 2

In Seoul, on the 2nd leg of her trade and export mission

In my last column I covered the Japan leg of a 10-day trade mission in Asia. After tasting the best ramen and okonomoyaki (a cabbage pancake topped with meat) that Osaka had to offer, we flew to Seoul, South Korea. We attended a briefing at the Canadian embassy where we learned that Koreans tend to […] Read more

Sarah Weigum at the Japanese embassy. In Japan, Sarah learned that food safety and cost are the two most important factors to Japanese consumers.

Export sales mission to Asia

Sarah Weigum travels to Japan to learn more about international ag sales

If it hadn’t been such a rainy harvest, I may not have found myself on a flight to Tokyo last November. I can’t remember if I was waiting for a shower to dry up or the snow to melt, but one morning in early September I read an article in one of the farm papers […] Read more