Taiwan’s ties that bind


Local News

December 3, 2018 - 11:25 AM

Cole Regehr, a senior at Iola High School, toured the island of Taiwan as part of a youth exchange program.

For all their differences —and there are plenty — the United States and Taiwan share a bond that benefits farmers from both economies, Cole Regehr said.

Regehr, a senior from Iola High School, spent 10 days in the island of Taiwan in November, as part of the Taiwan Youth Exchange Program.

There, Regehr toured a number of farms to see how the eastern Asian state is able to grow commodities on land significantly smaller than in the United States — the entire state is about the size of Maryland — and with radically warmer temperatures.

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