IFBF seeks applicants for market study tour to Brazil

The Iowa Farm Bureau Fed­eration (IFBF) is offering its members an exclusive opportunity to participate in an intensive market study tour in Brazil in March 2015.

The study tour is tentatively set to begin either March 21 or March 28 and will last approximately 13 days. It will concentrate on Brazil’s emerging livestock industry and the competition it poses for Iowa farmers, said Dave Miller, IFBF director of research and commodity services.

"We know that Brazil has tremendous soybean and corn production capabilities, which it continues to develop," Miller said. "But we want to investigate Brazil’s future as a meat exporter to countries around the world and even to the...

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