Wednesday, March 26, 2008

We're in Colombia... and it's simply beautiful

So, yesterday we spent the day in Washington, D.C. visiting with U.S. Department of Agriculture folks and such. We learned about the trade agreement with Colombia that's in jeopardy if this Democratic-led Congress doesn't act before the end of the term, and about the wheat export potential of Peru once its agreement is implemented.

It was a busy day of travel. The team made it into Miami International Airport just in time to get a few hours of sleep at the airport hotel and then make our 7:30 a.m. (EST) flight to Bogota.

We're in Bogota, and we'll be meeting with the millers shortly. I'll try to post more tonight when we get in. Meanwhile I'll try sending you a few pictures of our day in D.C.

Thanks for all the good wishes from all of our readers! Don't worry, we're fine, happy and healthy and the board members are excited about representing their fellow wheat growers. You should be really proud of them!

It's so beautiful and green and lush down here! Granted, we're in South America and I didn't expect it to be a desert, but coming from western Kansas, after a long winter, the colors of the flowers around here are simply intoxicating to the eyes. Most of their "weeds" I don't see outside of greenhouses in the states. What lucky people!

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