An All-Iowa Trade Mission to China, led by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds recently returned with optimism about the impact of the trip. They discussed trade potential as well as issues for U.S. beef, poultry, soybeans, corn, dairy, and other exports.
Larry Shover, president of the board for the Iowa State Dairy Association championed the dairy interests for the trade mission. He noted that the growing middle class plus an increase in per capita consumption of dairy will increase China’s demand. “The officials did express interest, especially for higher value dairy products like cheese, whey isolates, mozzarella, and snack items,” said Shover.
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