In the international ag news arena the World Trade Organization (WTO) ranks right up there at the heart of a lot of stories. I’ve been to the WTO on more than one occasion to interview various representatives, including former Director General Michael Moore. Trade issues are vitally important to agrimarketing and in fact often determine if you can even market products internationally so we want to keep in touch with these folks!
I requested media credentials for AgriMarketing Pros and was initially turned down. I was informed that they only allow credentialing to “accredited” news organizations. However, after explaining our weblog in more detail they re-considered and granted us full media credentials. I guess that now makes us on an international level, a credible and even “accredited” news organization.
The next WTO Ministerial Conference will be taking place in Hong Kong, China in December. I am hoping to find a way to attend. I covered the Seattle conference a few years ago, which turned out to be an unforgettable experience with all the protesters and the fact that absolutely nothing was accomplished.