INDIANAPOLIS -Lt. Governor Becky Skillman welcomed Hidalgo Governor Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong of Mexico and his delegation to Indiana’s Statehouse today, and the two signed an Agricultural Memo of Understanding between the states.
The agricultural agreement is meant to support, promote and propel activities of cooperation in the area of agriculture. The two states agreed to promote technology transfer, promote international trade and pursue the exchange of academic and research information among the states’ universities.
“Indiana continues to focus on international trade, and I know the state’s international partners are an important key to Indiana’s future,” Lt. Gov. Skillman said. “Mexico is the number two export destination for Indiana – and U.S. agriculture – and investment is on the rise.”
Lt. Gov. Skillman visited Hidalgo, Mexico in 2008 as she led a 26-member food and agricultural trade mission to Mexico. Indiana and Hidalgo have much in common. They are both centrally located states with a strong agricultural heritage. Hidalgo’s diverse climate allows the state to farm a variety of fruits and vegetables, as well as raise dairy cattle. Hidalgo’s cattle farmers are prime buyers of Hoosier grain and feed products.
“It is a pleasure to welcome Gov. Osorio Chong and his delegation to Indiana, and I am pleased to see our states continue to work together,” Lt. Gov. Skillman said.
Source: Office of the Lieutenant Governor