Murraymere Farms Represented in Taiwan
Written by Andrew-Rossi on October 11, 2018
A local agriculture producer joined a delegation from Wyoming that resulted in the opening of the new Wyoming-Asia Pacific Trade Office.
Val Murray, who owns Murraymere Farms in Powell, accompanied Governor Matt Mead and other state leaders to Taiwan last month. The Wyoming delegation’s activities included dinner at one of Taiwan’s top restaurants, which served Wyoming beef. The export of Wyoming beef to Taiwan is one of the goals of the trade effort, according to the Wyoming Business Council. Other stated goals are to establish and grow trade between Wyoming and Taiwan in agriculture, manufactured goods, minerals and tourism.
Murraymere Farms and GF Harvest of Powell were represented on the trade mission. They visited wholesalers, grocers, import companies, meat processors and restaurants during the four-day trip, which was funded by the Wyoming Business Council and the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) program, a federal initiative to increase United States exports.
Murray pointed out that if Wyoming could build face-to-face relations and trust with Taiwan buyers, the Wyoming beef market would perhaps have an opportunity to start a large packing plant here in Wyoming. That would give the producers the potential to increase profitability, bring more jobs to the state and boost the Wyoming economy for everyone.
Business Council CEO Shawn Reese added that Taiwan is a focal point for the rapidly growing Asian market that wants the kinds of products and ideas Wyoming businesses can provide.