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『パートナーズ・イン・アグリカルチャー』

発信できる場です。 FCCJの会員は、 国内の60の主要メディアに加え、 聞社、

通信社、 テレビ局、 ラジオ局、 日本

海外の新 雑誌の

記者560名に上ります。 またアイオワ州と の共同で、

大使公邸でレセプションを開催

するよう計画をしています。 4月8日~1 1日は山梨県にて一連

の行事を予定しています。 ビルサッ ク農務長官に山梨県で 『友情の庭 (friendship garden)』 の記念植樹を する計画を立てています。 また、

アイオワ

州から1959年に寄付された豚の受け入 れ先だった山梨畜産試験場の訪問を予 定しています。 また山梨の子供達に絵本

『アイオワと山梨の物語 (Sweet Corn and Sushi)』

『ホッグ・ の贈呈をする予定です。 ア

イオワ州のLor i Er ickson氏とWi l l Thomson氏作のこの本は

リフト』

をきっかけにしたアイオワと山梨の50年に わたる友情について二ヶ国語で書かれた

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What is Partners in Agriculture?

FAS Japan, Iowa state and Yamanashi Prefec-

ture officials, and several U.S. cooperators are working on an exciting series of events entitled “Partners in Agriculture.” The events will run from March through mid summer 2010 and will take place in Tokyo and Yamanashi Prefecture. “Part- ners in Agriculture” aims to commemorate the success of the cooperator program, the special agricultural relationship between the United States and Japan, the famous “hog lift,” the 50th anniversary of the Grains Council, and the 50th anniversary of the Iowa-Yamanashi sister-state relationship.

Since 1946, the United States has exported

over $280 billion worth of food and agricultural products to this small but densely-populated, wealthy island nation. The genesis of this tre- mendous market can be traced back to the fa-

まさに日米両国が今日享受する貿易及 び経済発展の恩恵を下支えするものです。

絵本です。 この話に例えられる友情と信頼 は、

mous “hog lift,” when in 1959 Iowa farmers and FAS assisted Yamanashi in recovering its hog industry after two typhoons devastated the prefecture. The people-to-people legacy of the “hog lift” has been equally impressive. Iowa and Yamanashi Prefecture established a sister- state relationship in 1960, the first of its kind between the United States and Japan.

The “hog lift” experience helped lay the foun-

dation for the U.S. Grains Council, which set up its first overseas office in Japan in 1961. The access to high quality feed led to the develop- ment of the Japanese domestic meat industry. This provided the incentive for U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) to open its first overseas of- fice in Japan in 1977. There are now about fifty cooperators active in the Japanese market.

Japan is the perfect example of how the

partnership between FAS and cooperators has been one of the most successful public-private partnerships in the United States, facilitating billions of dollars in U.S. agricultural exports and creating millions of jobs. Today, Japan is our largest commercial market for feed grains and pork, for wheat, potatoes and rice, and will return to being our largest market for beef. It is also the world’s largest net importer of con- sumer ready food products. Japan’s purchases have been essential contributors to the health of the U.S. economy and will continue to be critical for U.S. agriculture in the future. Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26
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