China Trade Mission

Today’s Topic: A recap of the China trade mission

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Commissioner Troxler recently returned from an agricultural trade mission to China. The purpose of the trip was to increase export opportunities for N.C. tobacco, cotton, soybeans, wheat and other commodities. The commissioner also opened a North Carolina […]

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China Tobacco’s Beijing Center processing plant impressive

This week, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and representatives from several N.C. commodity groups are visiting Beijing on a trade mission. Andrea Ashby, NCDA&CS assistant director of public affairs, is also in China and is posting periodic updates of the visit. Commissioner Troxler and members of the trade team toured┬áChina Tobacco’s Beijing Center cigarette processing ┬áplant […]

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Duplin County producer learns peanuts marketed differently in China

This week, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and representatives from several N.C. commodity groups are visiting Beijing on a trade mission. Andrea Ashby, NCDA&CS assistant director of public affairs, is also in China and will be posting periodic updates of the visit. Lee Swinson, a peanut producer from Duplin County, knows peanuts are a popular snack […]

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Commissioner Troxler hears concerns about North Carolina ports

This week, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and representatives from several N.C. commodity groups are visiting Beijing on a trade mission. Andrea Ashby, NCDA&CS assistant director of public affairs, is also in China and will be posting periodic updates of the visit. North Carolina ports and their ability to serve farmers and agribusiness companies was a […]

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Agriculture news makes headlines in China

This week, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and representatives from several N.C. commodity groups are visiting Beijing on a trade mission. Andrea Ashby, NCDA&CS assistant director of public affairs, is also in China and will be posting periodic updates of the visit. Media coverage of agricultural news in the United States is not as prevalent as […]

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Today’s Topic: Troxler wants to drum up more business for N.C. agriculture in China

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler will lead an agricultural trade mission to China next week. The trip will focus on selling more N.C. tobacco, soybeans, wheat, cotton and peanuts to the Asian nation. China is now the world’s […]

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China trade mission wraps up

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler’s agricultural trade mission to China wrapped up over the weekend. Friday, he spoke at a soybean conference in Guangzhou, then headed to Hong Kong to host a lunch for buyers of N.C. ag products. The soybean conference was well attended, and generated new leads for N.C. soybean producers. The conference gave […]

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Thursday in China: A long and interesting day

Wednesday, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler signed a memorandum of understanding with the Yunnan Department of Agriculture. On Thursday, we began putting the agreement into action. We visited three farming operations in the Shilin area of the province. Local agricultural leaders, including Kunming City Agriculture Director Guo Huan Bo, led our tour into the province’s agricultural […]

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Wednesday in China: A flight delayed, an agreement signed

Wednesday was a travel day, as we left Beijing for Kunming in southwestern China. Wednesday also brought our first slight departure from the schedule, as our flight was delayed more than an hour. We made it to Kunming just in time for the ceremony marking the signing of our agreement of mutual understanding with the […]

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Tuesday in China: Tobacco, soybean, cotton meetings

We had a busy day in China, with our group splitting up to cover three commodities: tobacco, soybeans and cotton. I met with Commissioner Jiang Chenkeng, the head of China’s State Tobacco Monopoly Administration, and several members of his staff. Commissioner Jiang said his company is interested in high-quality leaf, and North Carolina farmers can […]

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Monday in China: An egg farm and a meeting at the U.S. Embassy

Our delegation arrived in China yesterday, and we all appear to have recovered from the long flight. Today we went to work. This morning, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and our group met with Yuan Zhengdong, deputy general manager of DQY Ecological Farm. It is the largest single layer farm in Asia, with about 2 million […]

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Today’s Topic: Trade mission to China

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler is leading a trade mission to China Aug. 1-8 to expand markets for North Carolina tobacco, soybeans, cotton and other commodities. Meetings with Chinese officials will take place in Beijing, Kunming, Guangzhou […]

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