Japanese Trade Delegation To Visit Paullina Farm Saturday

Paullina, Iowa — A trade delegation from the country of Japan will be visiting an O’Brien County farm Saturday.

Paullina farmer Bruce Rohwer and his wife, Carol, will host the Japanese visitors at their Paullina farm during the mid-day period on Saturday.

Rohwer says the visit from the Japanese delegation began about two years ago, when he was part of a trade mission to Japan.

He says the Japanese group will stop at his farm on the way from a visit to South Dakota, to a visit to Des Moines.

Rohwer talks about what his Japanese friends will see when they visit his farm.

He says these trade missions are all about building relationships, so the Japanese will be more inclined to import their corn or Dried Distillers Grain (DDGs) from the United States, rather than from other countries around the world.

Rohwer farms 15-hundred acres of corn and soybeans near Paullina, along with his wife Carol, and their children. He says he hopes the relationships he’s helping to build now with nations that are potentially major markets for U.S. grain, will pay dividends that his grandchildren can reap when they take over the family farming operation years down the road.