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agriculture

Engagement versus estrangement

Engagement versus estrangement

Congressman James Comer, a first-term Republican from Kentucky, just returned from a five-day trip to Cuba on a fact-finding delegation. His office released a statement about the trip: “Congressman Comer strongly supports lifting the current trade embargo on Cuba.”




U.S. agriculture secretary is in Havana for talks

U.S. agriculture secretary is in Havana for talks

Thomas Vilsack, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, arrived in Havana on Wednesday for talks with Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, vice president of the Cuban Council of Ministers. Vilsack is the third member of the Obama cabinet to travel to Cuba.




Seeds for the future?

Seeds for the future?

The $2 billion that Cuba spends yearly in the purchase of food are the greatest incentive to carry out negotiations for the importation of seeds from the United States.




An Alabama tractor company wants to set up shop in Cuba, if only Washington will let it

An Alabama tractor company wants to set up shop in Cuba, if only Washington will let it

Two U.S. businessmen are trying to become the first Americans to set up a manufacturing operation in Cuba in more than half a century, with plans to build inexpensive tractors on the island for sale to local farmers.




Two senators introduce bill seeking to lift U.S.-Cuba trade embargo

Two senators introduce bill seeking to lift U.S.-Cuba trade embargo

Three months after a group of Kansas agricultural officials visited Cuba to check out trade opportunities, U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, a Republican from the Sunflower state, has introduced legislation that would restore trade with Cuba.




Congress moving to improve trade with Cuba

Congress moving to improve trade with Cuba

New measures regarding credit would make it easier to export agricultural products.




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