$52M expected in grain export sales
SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois agriculture officials say they’re anticipating more than $52 million in export sales after a group of foreign buyers toured the state earlier this month.
Illinois Department of Agriculture acting director Bob Flider said Wednesday the Illinois Grain Tour had “extraordinary results” this year. He said the previous three tours produced a combined $25 million in sales. Flider says it indicates “strong demand” in foreign markets for Illinois grain, products and services.
The tour brought 22 foreign grain buyers to Illinois from China, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam.
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