State officials plan Mexico trip

By The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana's Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch will be part of a delegation of agriculture and tourism leaders heading to Mexico to develop economic partnerships and strengthen agricultural ties.

Crouch is leading the trip in collaboration with the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, the Indiana Office of Tourism Development and the Indiana Economic Development Corp. The delegation leaves Sunday and returns July 11. They'll also use the trip to showcase Indiana as a tourism destination.

An agricultural delegation will spend most of its time in Mexico City, working to strengthen ties and develop new markets for Indiana's agricultural products. Also in Mexico City, a tourism delegation will be working to develop relationships with key travel and tourism stakeholders.

For the state delegation, trip costs are being paid for through private donations.

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