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Bulgarian trade mission to Galesburg area planned

Published: Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 8:09 a.m. CDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Bulgarian agribusiness trade mission looks set to visit western Illinois.

The (Galesburg) Register-Mail (http://bit.ly/19ZiDMO) reports that the city of Galesburg and the Bulgarian Consulate in Chicago are planning the trip for this spring. Fixed dates will be announced later.

Galesburg's global strategies director, Gary Camarano, says up to 20 Bulgarian businessmen are expected to tour the region. They'll look at everything from seed and irrigation to livestock and machinery.

Since the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, Bulgaria has sought to bolster its agribusiness sector.

In a written statement announcing the visit, Bulgarian Consul General Simeon Stoilov praises Illinois as having some of the most productive farms in the United States. And he adds that that is "obviously not just luck."

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Information from: The Register-Mail, http://www.register-mail.com

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