Belarus delegation makes 2nd trip to North Dakota in 1 year

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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A group of government and business leaders from Belarus is touring North Dakota this week to talk about trade.

North Dakota officials say the delegation of nine people from the Mogilev Region of Belarus is interested in the state’s beef, dairy and agriculture sector, including farm machinery.

This is the second visit by a Belarusian delegation within the last year.

Officials say North Dakota’s exports have grown from $1 billion in 2004 to nearly $5.3 billion in 2014. The state’s top exports include front-end shovel loaders, tractors, wheat and soybeans.