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MEDIA ADVISORY: Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller Aims To Expand Texas Trade With Visit To Vietnam (10/10/2019)

MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release:

October 10, 2019

 

TEXAS AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER SID MILLER AIMS TO EXPAND TEXAS TRADE WITH VISIT TO VIETNAM

AUSTIN - Commissioner Miller will depart for an Agribusiness Trade Mission in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on Friday, October 11. He will accompany the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary Ted McKinney along with 15 delegation members; including 13 additional state agriculture departments. While in Vietnam, Commissioner Miller will focus on bilateral economic and agricultural practices in Vietnam, discuss important issues with major grain traders operating in the country and work on strengthening trade relationships with Vietnam.  The trade mission will include briefings from Vietnamese agriculture industry representatives, a tour of one of the largest supermarket chains in Vietnam, and a visit to the only fully automated cold storage facility in Asia.

Texas is one of the largest agriculture exporting states in the nation. Vietnam is the 7th largest market for U.S. agricultural products. This is a great opportunity for Texas agriculture to expand trade with Vietnam. Texas products including beef genetics, small grain crops and other GO TEXAN products.

For more information, please visit the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service site.


 

WHEN:

Oct. 11-19, 2019 ** SEE INTERVIEW REQUEST NOTE BELOW

WHERE:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

WHO:

Commissioner Sid Miller

Texas Agriculture Commissioner
USDA Under Secretary Steve McKinney
Delegation of state and national ag leaders

WHAT:

U.S-Vietnam, Burma and Thailand Agribusiness Trade Mission
FOR MORE INFO

 WHY:

Commissioner Miller will address the importance of expanding Texas agriculture in this important Southeast Asian market


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NOTE:  COMMISSIONER MILLER LEAVES FOR TRADE MISSION ON FRIDAY OCTOBER 11.  PRIOR TO DEPARTURE DAY INTERVIEW REQUESTS WILL BE FOR PHONE ONLY OR DALLAS AREA TV/RADIO.  POST MISSION INTERVIEW REQUESTS CAN ALSO BE SCHEDULED.

 

For more information, or to schedule an interview, contact:

Maddison Jaureguito at 512.463.7899 or Maddison.jaureguito@texasagriculture.gov

Mark Dallas Loeffler at 512.517.8669 or mark.loeffler@texasagriculture.gov.