An Oregon dairy industry executive found market opportunities in Asia in a recent trade mission led by Gov. John Kitzhaber.
"The Asian market has very high potential," said Pete Kent, executive director of the Oregon Dairy Products Commission. "We're stepping cautiously, but moving forward optimistically."
Kent said the dairy products commission decided recently to invest $34,000 of its 2012-13 budget to research foreign market potential. The idea, he said, was for the commission to act as a central resource to facilitate interest within the Oregon dairy industry in accessing export markets.
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