ODAFF’s Jelly Making Trails program wins national award

Agriculture placed in the hands of the consumer. That’s one definition of the growing trend known as “u-pick” farms. The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (ODAFF) recognized the popularity of such farms and in the spring of 2016 launched the “Jelly Making Trails.” On the trails, consumers can pick produce off the tree or the vine, from the orchard or the patch, and it’s quite possible not everyone…

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Oklahoma firms have many opportunities in Germany

In another fantastic globaltrade.net round up, potential for partnerships with Germany and Oklahoma-based firms are great. According to a recent release from the Federation of International Trade Professionals, “The United States are the second biggest destination for German goods after the European Union and the United States are the fourth largest supplier of Germany. The U.S.-German Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation guarantees investors in Germany national treatment and allows…

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Growing opportunities in Morocco for Oklahoma firms

Shared from our friends over at GlobalTrade.net, Oklahoma-based companies have an opportunity to expand to one of the U.S.’ growing trade partners with access to the wider Mediterranean. According to GlobalTrade.net’s latest country report,  “trade between the United States and Morocco totaled slightly above $2.6 billion in 2015. The United States exported a total value of $1.6 billion and imported $1 billion worth of goods… “The United States export mainly…

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Susan Robertson of Oklahoma Israel Exchange on the organization’s mission in the Sooner State

Cementing the OKGIT’s ties with foreign countries, companies and peoples are organizations like the Oklahoma Israel Exchange, or OKIE, an Oklahoma-based non-profit focusing on developing exchanges between Oklahoma and Israel. OKGIT member and OKIE Executive Director Susan Robertson spoke with OKGIT.com about her organization’s mission, her role and their upcoming November 5 gala event. What is OKIE’s history? “The Oklahoma Israel Exchange was endorsed by Governor David Walters in 1992…

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OK Department of Agriculture continues promoting state-made food products abroad

Another great piece in the October 13, 2015 edition of The Journal Record by Brian Brus about the continued efforts of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture’s Barbara Charlet. Charlet, who serves as the department’s international market development coordinator, recently traveled to Germany with OKC Coach House Chef Kurt Fleischfresser to promote Oklahoma-made food products in Europe’s largest economy. As noted in the piece by Charlet, who is also a member…

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