A trade delegation of Nebraskans will go to Mexico in August.
Details are still being worked out for the trip south of the border.
But Governor Pete Ricketts says one thing is certain, Mexico is an important trade partner for Nebraska.
“We export, in agricultural products, about $6.4 billion dollars every year. Mexico accounts for almost a billion of that,” Ricketts told reporters at a news conference. “So it’s a great opportunity, if you’re interested, to come to Mexico with us and see how we can open up those opportunities even further.”
Last year, Mexico was Nebraska’s top export market for all goods produced in the state.
“Agriculture is what we do here in the state. The first thing we want to do is go say thank you to one of our best customers,” Ricketts says. “I’m excited to be able to go to Mexico and help strengthen that important relationship between Mexico and the State of Nebraska.”
Producers interested in joining the delegation to Mexico should contact the state Department of Agriculture.
AUDIO: Mike Loizzo reports [:29]