A Japanese trade team representing the country’s corn and feed industries will be in Indiana this week to see the quantity and quality of the state’s current crop. The group will meet with Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann and visit corn farms, export factories and Dow AgroSciences LLC in Indianapolis.
The goal of the trip is to give these Japanese buyers an opportunity to receive firsthand updates on U.S. corn production and quality, allow them to discuss the quality advantages of U.S. corn with farmers and learn about U.S. corn quality standards directly from U.S. exporters.
The delegation will tour Howell Farms in Middletown and Gottbrath Farm in New Pekin.
The team will also learn about the U.S. biotech regulatory system and safety assessment process.
The meetings and tours will begin on Wednesday.