Montana Ag Groups Meet with Taiwanese Delegation

March 24, 2021

On Tuesday, National Ag Day, Montana agriculture groups hosted Taiwan’s Director General Daniel Kuo-ching Chen and Vice Consul Ting K.T. Chen for talks surrounding trade opportunities for Montana beef and grain producers.

Taiwan is currently one of Montana’s top five trade partners, mostly for agricultural products.

The Montana Stockgrowers Association, Montana Grain Growers Association and the Montana Farm Bureau Federation, rancher and farmer representatives shared their desire to create additional export opportunities for Montana agricultural commodities.

“With Taiwan's import of Montana beef growing and the opportunity to have a more direct trade relationship, we are very hopeful there will be more Montana beef served in Taiwan,” stated John Grande, MSGA First Vice President. 

“The Director General is very excited about expanding trade with Montana and strengthening our relationships," said Nicole Rolf Sr. Dir. of Government Affairs The Montana Farm Bureau.  "MFBF is always looking for ways to increase profitability for our farmer and rancher members, and one of the best ways to do that is to expand our foreign markets.”

“Taiwan loves our high-quality wheat, and they have a keen interest in our beef, as well,” said Rolf. “We hope to foster this relationship which will be a great benefit for Montana’s farmers and ranchers, as well as for the citizens of Taiwan.”

A welcome reception, hosted by Attorney General Austin Knudsen, was held to honor  the 67th Montana Legislature and recognized Montana’s special friendship with Taiwan. 

Source: MFBF, MSGA & Western Ag Network