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CDFA Secretary Karen Ross joins USDA Trade Mission to South Korea

CDFA Secretary Karen Ross is with agribusinesses, agricultural associations, the USDA, and state departments of agriculture on a trade mission to South Korea focusing on building trade relationships and expanding market opportunities.

South Korea is California’s sixth largest export destination, valued at more than $1.2 billion. Top agricultural exports include almonds, dairy, oranges, rice and beef. 

Secretary Ross is joined on the trade mission by representatives from the California Fresh Fruit Association, California Prunes and 17 California businesses representing a diversity of CA GROWN products. 


Photo captions

  • Top photo (L to R) – Daniel Hartwig, California Fresh Fruit Association; Donn Zea, California Prunes; CDFA Secretary Karen Ross; Melissa Frank, Wonderful; Michael Thurlow, Mountain View Fruit Sales; and Caroline Stringer, California Fresh Fruit Association.
  • Lower left — Secretary Ross and Dinesh Bajaj, Select Harvest USA
  • Lower right – Secretary Ross with USDA Under Secretary Alexis Taylor and representatives from the U.S. blueberry industry.
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