South Dakota Corn Utilization Council
4712 S. Technopolis Drive
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
Phone (605) 334-0100
Contact: Randy Hascall, (605) 261-4926
Japanese trade team to visit Monday and Tuesday
An 11-member Japanese trade team will tour a South Dakota farm, grain elevator, ethanol plant and dairies during a two-day visit Monday and Tuesday.
The U.S. Grains Council is sponsoring the group’s trip to the United States. South Dakota Corn is a local sponsor.
The trade team is composed of Japanese grain buyers, an interpreter and Grains Council representatives. The visitors will be available for pictures, videos and interviews at their stops.
Japan is a top importer of U.S. corn, and purchased 9.1 million metric tons in a 9-month period from September 2013 to June 2014.
In 2012, exports of farm and ranch products contributed $3.6 billion to South Dakota’s economy, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Monday, October 27
8:30-9:15 a.m. – South Dakota Corn office, 4712 S. Technopolis Drive, Sioux Falls
10:00-11:30 a.m. – Cottonwood Ridge Dairy, 25321 488th Avenue, Garretson
1-2:30 p.m. – Prairie Gold Dairy farm, 48188 221st St., Elkton
3-4 p.m. – Dairy Science Department, South Dakota State University, Brookings
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
9-10:30 a.m. – Mark Gross farm, 43020 269th St., Bridgewater
11-noon – Central Farmers Elevator, 300 S. Broadway Ave., Marion
1:30-2:30 p.m. – POET-Chancellor ethanol plant, 27716 462nd Avenue, Chancellor