See China with Farm Futures

Deadline for market study tour focusing on Chinese agriculture is next week

Next week is the sign up deadline for a trip of a lifetime – our Nov. 8-18 market study tour of China. I'll be taking a group of farmers on an educational and exciting journey from Beijing to Hong Kong, and you're invited.

The tour agenda provides a blend of historic sight-seeing visits combined with meaty, educational farm and agribusiness stopovers. This agenda was carefully laid out to give you and your spouse a real-world understanding of this dynamic, growing market for U.S. agriculture.

In Beijing we meet with U.S. trade officials for an overview of China’s agriculture and the significance for U.S. products to the Chinese market. Then it's on to the Great Wall, and later, a walking tour of the imperial city including Tiananmen Square, bordered by the Great Hall of the People. We will continue to the Forbidden City, home to emperors for over 500 years.

Then we head to the country for farm visits, include a large scale cattle feedlot where we will have a wonderful beef 'hot pot' dinner, and later, a 3,000-head dairy farm. If you're looking for something unique, you're in luck. This tour includes aquaculture visits for catfish and carp, as well as duck and duck egg production. You'll also see a milking water buffalo farm and rice processing factory.

We'll visit Guangzhou, an important port city where we will see one of China's fresh meat markets and compare notes after a visit to a modern Chinese supermarket. We'll talk with U.S. Meat Export Federation advisers to learn about consumer preferences and challenges with U.S. meat exports into China. We'll also visit a soybean crushing plant that produces 5 million tons of soybean oil and 2 million tons of soybean meal annually.  We will end our adventure in Hong Kong, where we will see the amazing architecture and views, as well as visit the world's third largest port.

The itinerary was designed by Farm Futures editors and Trump Tours, our partners in Ag tour programs. Package price includes two domestic flights, agricultural experts, translations, nearly all meals and superior bus and hotel accommodations.

For the full agenda and other information click here for the PDF.

See you in China!

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