South Korea http://news.stlpublicradio.org en U.S. agriculture secretary visits St. Louis to champion Korean trade pact http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/us-agriculture-secretary-visits-st-louis-champion-korean-trade-pact <p>Missouri farmers stand to benefit under a free-trade pact currently before Congress.</p><p>U.S. Agriculture Secretary <a href="http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentidonly=true&amp;contentid=bios_vilsack.xml">Tom Vilsack</a> was in St. Louis today to urge Congress to pass the <a href="http://www.ustr.gov/trade-agreements/free-trade-agreements/korus-fta">U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement</a>.</p><p>He said Missouri exports large amounts of pork and soybeans, products that have a ready market in South Korea.</p> Mon, 28 Mar 2011 21:36:47 +0000 Adam Allington 819 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org U.S. agriculture secretary visits St. Louis to champion Korean trade pact Nixon heads to Taiwan, South Korea on trade mission http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-heads-taiwan-south-korea-trade-mission <p><span class="article-content"><span>A trade mission led by <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/">Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon</a> heads to Taiwan and South Korea later this month.<br> The primary reason for the trip will be the signing of a letter of intent sealing Taiwan's purchase of $600 million of Missouri goods.<br> <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/newsroom/2010/Trade_Mission">According to a press release</a> from the Nixon's office, the deal will indicate a roughly 28 percent increase in Missouri exports to Taiwan, to about $88 million. Wed, 01 Dec 2010 23:34:53 +0000 Kelsey Proud 50 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon heads to Taiwan, South Korea on trade mission