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State Trade Delegation Attends Dairy Trade Show in Mexico
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 06/16/2016

Gov. Scott Walker joined State Agriculture Secretary Ben Brancel last night for the grand opening of the 2016 CIGAL Dairy Trade Show held in Jalisco, Mexico, Wisconsin's sister state since 1990.

Mexico is Wisconsin's second-largest export destination with the state's exports to Mexico totaling nearly $3 billion in 2015, over $290 million for agricultural products.

The CIGAL (Conferencia Internacional sobre Ganado Lechero or International Conference on Dairy Cattle) trade show and the trade mission are giving Wisconsin companies an opportunity to learn more about market potential in Mexico, connect directly with producers and importers, and set up opportunities for long-term business partnerships. Other goals of the mission are to establish and reinforce connections with Mexican officials and increase awareness of Wisconsin industry and commerce, including agriculture.

A Wisconsin pavilion features booths and displays specially designed by DATCP and was set up at the trade show held at the largest convention center in Mexico.

Wisconsin business owners and representatives of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and UW-Madison are also attending the Mexican trade mission this week.

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