A team of mill owners and managers from Spain and Italy were at NCI to learn more about the hard red spring wheat crop. Combined, the two countries import an average of 36 million bushels of U.S. wheat every year. The team is accompanied by Goris van Lit, Regional Director for U.S. Wheat Associates, Rotterdam. They were hosted by NCI Director Mark Weber, who led them on a tour of Northern Crops Institute. They also visited with NDSU wheat experts and will tour a local wheat farm. They will conclude their visit to the region with a trip to the North Dakota Mill, and then travel to Minnesota and Ohio. They are escorted by Erica Olson and Jim Peterson, North Dakota Wheat Commission.