The U.S. Grains Council has been active in Korea since opening an office in Seoul in 1972, and Korea remains one of our most important markets. USGC/Korea programs have been instrumental in the growth of animal agriculture and corn processing industry. The impressive growth of Korean economy and achievement of agricultural industry has enabled the Council to engage in a complete range of initiatives, including value-added product promotion and biotechnology education as well as working with industry and government to promote open market policies. The Korean coarse grains import market has expanded to some 12 million metric tons recently from less than half a million in early 1970s. Producing very little amount domestically, Korea has historically been the #2 or the #3 U.S. coarse grains import markets in the world.
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