“Egypt is already one of the 10 top purchasers of U.S. soybeans and U.S. corn, but we’ve never had them here directly,” South Dakota State Representative Michael Saba said on Monday.
“Top Egyptian officials will be on U.S. soil later this week to discuss the purchase of agricultural products. They will tour Brookings, Volga, Watertown, and Aberdeen,” he added.
Egyptian purchasers of soybeans, corn and agricultural technology will be coming in to visit South Dakota sellers, who want them to see the quality of the products first hand before Egypt purchases them.
“They’re interested in buying soybeans, corn, wheat, and agri-technology from South Dakota,” Saba said.
According to KSFY, ongoing US-China tariff wars have forced people in agriculture to find new solutions; agreements between the US and China are still coming out, all of which has made Saba look for ways to move South Dakota agriculture forward.
About 70 percent of South Dakota’s economy depends on agriculture. That’s why Saba said the state should be more direct in working with other countries.
The Egyptian purchasers will remain in the United States for five days. Three of those days are in South Dakota and the other two are in Iowa.