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Brian Korthals/Daily Globe Livestock producer Matt Widboom (front left) speaks with members of a Japanese delegation touring his farm Tuesday night north of Worthington.

Japanese trade team visits local farmers

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WORTHINGTON -- Six senior managers of Ito Ham in Japan and a senior marketing director for the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) made a stop at two rural Worthington farms Tuesday evening as part of a week-long tour of beef, pork and grain operations in the Midwest.


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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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