Chinn on USDA trade mission to Mexico
Missouri Agriculture Director Chris Chinn is on a trade mission to Mexico led by USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue which officially starts Wednesday. Five other heads of state ag departments are on the trip along with officials from several departments including Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin.
Several dozen businesses and commodity groups are also on the trip including the U.S. Grains Council, the U.S. Soybean Export Council and U.S. Rice producers.
Perdue and Under Secretary Ted McKinney say the mission involves forging new opportunities in Mexico, the largest bilateral trading partner with the U.S. and is second-largest export market.