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The high quality of Nebraska corn will be promoted to the world Oct. 1 to 4, during the sixth annual Nebraska Corn Harvest and Industry Tour, sponsored by the Nebraska Corn Board.

"The Corn Harvest Tour is an excellent opportunity for us to showcase Nebraska's quality corn," said Boyd Smith, chairman of the board's Market Development Committee. "Representatives from Japan, Mexico, Colombia, Korea, China and Israel have expressed interest in attending this year's tour."

The tour, plus industry visits to elevators and corn processing facilities, will cover more than 30 counties in Nebraska. Don Hutchens, executive director of the Nebraska Corn Board, says the tour will provide an up-close look at the quality and yield of the 2001 Nebraska corn crop.

"We intend to tell and show our foreign guests that if they need corn, Nebraska is the place to get it," said Hutchens. "The key is to promote the benefits of Nebraska's high-quality corn crop."

International representatives also will attend a special biotech program Oct. 1, presented by the University of Nebraska Center for Biotechnology.

Because of foot and mouth disease concerns, international participation will be subject to restrictions and guidelines that have been set by the board.

For more information, contact the Nebraska Corn Board, at (800) 632-6761.

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