Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds is leading a trade mission to Thailand this weekend.
The goal is encouraging the purchase of Iowa soybeans, soymeal and other Iowa-made products.
Last year, Iowa exported $5.6 billion in oilseeds and grains, and with new markets opening up in Asia, Reynolds says now is the time to encourage those markets to buy Iowa-grown products.
Gov. Terry Branstad says it will help feed the job market here at home, “More than one in five Iowa jobs depend on international trade, and we work to grow careers and promote our trade exports, we need to reach beyond our borders to sell our products.”
Reynolds and the Iowa delegation leave this Saturday and return to Iowa on April 12th.