Kansas officials expect to sign an agreement
with a Taiwanese trade delegation for the purchase of $425 million
worth of the state's wheat.
Gov. Mark Parkinson planned to have a signing ceremony Friday
with an eight-member delegation of government and business leaders
from Taiwan. The event is to be in the Kansas Senate chamber.
The agreement is to purchase the hard red winter wheat in 2010
and 2011. It's the first such agreement between Kansas and Taiwan
dealing with wheat since 2003.
The Kansas Department of Commerce said that last year, Kansas
exported more than $1.2 billion worth of wheat, corn and sorghum.