African farmer delegation touring US Midwest
- Associated Press
- August 23, 2013 - 9:45 AM
FARGO, N.D. — A dozen farmers and business owners from Africa are in the U.S. studying technology that might help them produce more soybeans and corn.
Minnesota Public Radio reports (http://bit.ly/19OzVM0 ) that the delegation was spending Friday touring farm equipment factories in Fargo, N.D. Next week, the group will visit equipment manufacturers in Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska
Ugandan farmer Patrick Bitature says he sees the American Midwest as a model for the future of farming in his country.
The trade mission is organized by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. Consultant Ken Peoples says that over the next few decades most of the world's new food production will occur in Africa. He says the African continent could be a rich source of potential customers for U.S. farm machinery manufacturers.
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