North Carolina is now one of the few U.S. states to have an agricultural trade office in China. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and a trade delegation set it up on a trade mission earlier in March. “I think this puts us at the top of the heap so to speak,” Troxler said. “The idea is to have a representative there who can assist agriculture and agribusiness companies and help them navigate international trade there. This sends a signal to China tobacco and other companies over there about our commitment to trade with their country.” For more information on this and other tobacco topics, watch for the Mid March issue of the Tobacco Farmer Newsletter later this week.