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Oregon looks to enhance trade relations with China

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Chinese importers from Tianjin and Fujian showed great interest in Oregon's agricultural products at a recent online trade promotion meeting, where they raised questions and exchanged contact information with their US counterparts.

Thanks to the efforts of the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco, more than 100 buyers and sellers as well as officials from both sides got together to explore agricultural trade opportunities.

"Oregon agriculture is diverse ... the micro climates provide ideal growing conditions for more than 225 crops that range from fisheries along the coast to the vast wheat fields and rangeland in the east," Alexis Taylor, director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture, said at the meeting.

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