September 11, 2009
Japan Feed Manufacturers Association (JAFMA) sent a delegation to Washington,D.C. for discussing about corn quality.
First of all, JAFMA shows gratitude to Japan Feed Trading Association for helping arrangement of business trip and also shows great thanks to Toyota Tsusho America, Inc., and Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc., for hospitality during stay in U.S.A.
Because of their help, this mission was a great success.


Photos from left: Mr. Green, Mr. Pitchford, Mr. Okuma, Miss Karst、Mr. Lyons , Mr.Otani、Mr. Martin、Mr. Nagano, Mr. Sano (Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc.,), Mr. Kato

Mission members
Mr. Masao Otani (Vice-Chairman of Purchasing Committee of JAFMA, Executive manager, Material Purchase Dept., Kyodo Shiryo Co. Ltd.)
Mr. Masayoshi Nagano (Member of Purchasing Committee of JAFMA, Executive Officer, General Manager of Purchase Dept., Chubu Shiryo Co., Ltd.
Mr. Toru Okuma (Member of Purchasing Committee of JAFMA, General Manager, Feed Production Div., Nippon Formula Feed Manufacturing Co., Ltd.)
Mr. Kazuhiro Kato (Assistant General Manager, Operating Dept., JAFMA)
-from Chicago to Washington-
Mr. Go Yamashita (Toyota Tsusho America, Inc.,)
Mr. Shintaro Miyamoto (Toyota Tsusho America, Inc.,)
-In Washington-
Mr. Yutaka Sano (Mitsui& Co. (U.S.A.)
Mr. Atsushi Morinaga (Mitsui& Co. (U.S.A.)

Attendees of the meeting from U.S.
Miss Kimberly Karst , Manager of International Operations of U.S.G.C.
Mr. Steve Shnitzer , Director, Plant Division , U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service
Mr. John B. Pitchford , Director of International Affairs , U.S. Department of Agriculture Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
Mr. David C. Lyons , Vice President, Governmental Relations, LouisDrefus
Mr. Gary C. Martin, President and CEO, North America Export Grain Association, Inc.,
Mr Jon Hixson, Director, Federal Government Relations, Cargil
Miss Danita Murray, Director, Public Policy, National Corn Growers Association
Mr. Paul B. Green, International Marketing/Agricultural Policy Consulting

September 11, 2009
Meeting at U.S.G.C in Washington,D.C.
September 8〜10, 2009
Tour before Washington,D.C.