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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Contact: S.D Wheat Commission, 605-773-4645
TAIWAN MILLS PLEDGE WHEAT PURCHASES
(Pierre, SD) ---The wheat industry will welcome some of the most
loyal customers of American wheat when the Taiwan Goodwill Mission
arrives in South Dakota on September 29 to sign a Joint Communiqué
regarding their intent to purchase wheat.
industry looks forward to these biannual visits," says Steve
Halverson, chairman of the South Dakota Wheat Commission.
Representatives of the Taiwan Flour Mills Association (TFMA) have
historically signed letters of intent on U.S. wheat purchases for
2003 Goodwill Mission is good news for American farmers. The millers
will indicate their intent to purchase at least 1.7 million metric
tons (MMT) of U.S. wheat in 2004 and 2005. "It is significant that
the Taiwan millers will make a commitment to buy at least 0.85 MMT
each year as purchases actually made each year during 1999-2002 all
exceeded the numbers on previous agreements," explains K.H. Lu, US
Wheat Associate's (USW) country director in Taipei. Taiwan was
America's seventh largest wheat importer in the marketing year that
ended May 31, purchasing 957 thousand metric tons
coming to South Dakota the Taiwan millers' group will perform a
signing ceremony in the nation's capital and visit with industry
officials. While in South Dakota they will review the quality of
this year's wheat crop and meet with representatives of the South
Dakota Wheat Commission and other wheat producers, as well as
flour mills have given U.S. wheat over 90 percent of its market
share in each of the last seven years and in nearly every single one
of the previous 43 years. "It is the longest unbroken record of
customer loyalty," says Halverson. "A cash paying market that the
U.S. wheat industry can be extremely grateful for".
Taiwan's recognition of the intrinsic value of U.S. wheat, the
strong ties between Taiwan and U.S. wheat producers go back to the
years when America provided food aid to a hungry country. An
official from one of Taiwan's largest mills, on a trade mission to
the U.S. two years ago, explained why there was a special bond,
beyond good business relations, between our industries. "I remember
years ago, when Taiwan was still very poor, being very grateful when
our family received flour donated from the United States," he said.
"When Canadians and Australians ask why Taiwan doesn't buy more of
their wheat I ask them: 'What have you invested in our country?'"
Participants in the Goodwill Mission include: C.H. Ho, Chairman, Ta
Fong Flour Mill, Taichung; Rocky W. Chen, President, Universal Flour
Mill, Kaohsiung; C.H. Huang, Secretary General, TFMA. The team will
be guided by USW's K.H. Lu. U.S. Wheat Associates develops export
markets on behalf of American wheat farmers. Working in more than
100 countries, USW offers information, education and assistance to
buyers, millers, bakers, traders, and government officials in all
export markets. The South Dakota Wheat Commission is one of 17
states that use check off dollars to operate USW.
signing ceremony will be held 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 30 in
Governor's Large Conference Room at the Capitol building. Governor
Rounds is tentatively scheduled to witness the signing of the Joint
Communiqué which will be signed by Halverson on behalf of the South
Dakota wheat industry.