Kansas Gov. Brownback says trip to Russia, Kazakhstan opened doors for increased relations, trade of agriculture products including cattle, wheat

TOPEKA, Kansas , October 21, 2011 () – Gov. Sam Brownback says a recent trip to Russia and Kazakhstan has opened the doors for increased relations and trade of agriculture products.

Brownback said Friday the two nations are interested in improving their cattle herds and building their numbers. He says that includes purchasing live cattle that are being shipped from Kansas and other U.S. states.

Agriculture Secretary Dale Rodman says Kazakhstan also was interested in trading with Kansas to improve the quality of its wheat, including wheat gluten.

Rodman says both nations are in need for production equipment for growing and harvesting crops on the vast lands.

Brownback says a follow-up mission is planned for February. He says Kansas also could provide expertise in animal health and safety to both nations.

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