Powell Companies Tour Asian Markets
Written by Andrew-Rossi on October 2, 2018
Two Park County agriculture companies are meeting potential buyers and exploring market opportunities in Taiwan this week as part of the Wyoming Business Council’s ongoing international trade mission efforts.
Murraymere Farms and GF Harvest, both of Powell, join companies from Casper and Pine Bluffs in visiting wholesalers, grocers, import companies, meat processors and restaurants during a four-day trade mission funded by the Wyoming Business Council and the State Trade and Export Promotion program, which is a federal initiative to increase United States exports.
Wyoming international trade representative Chester Chu initiated the meetings as part of his role in helping Wyoming companies establish a presence in Asian markets. Hiring an international trade representative was one of several calls to action in Enrolled Act 37 approved by the Wyoming Legislature and signed by Gov. Matt Mead this spring. The trip will also mark the grand opening of the Wyoming-Asia Pacific Trade Office.
Wyoming ranchers are poised to benefit from increased Asian demand for beef. U.S. beef sales have increased from $128 million to $410 million in the last decade.