Agriculture leaders from Minnesota tour Cuba

Posted: 28-Dec-15 12:02

Minnesota trade delegations made a trip to Cuba to investigate the potential of trade relations if embargos between Cuba and the USA are eased in the future. The food producers were looking for potential ways to work together with Cuban producers in order to form mutually beneficial partnerships.

Agriculture leaders from Minnesota tour Cuba

A group of agricultural leaders from Minnesota have toured Cuba in order to check out some potential trade relations that might arise if the embargo between the USA and Cuba are lifted in the future. The delegation from the USA visited a number of markets and farms last week in order tostudy production and processes of Cuban food. They met with a number of government officials and agricultural research leaders.

Commissioner Dave Frederickson, from the US Department of Agriculture, led the group and concluded that Cuba is an export market with a lot of great potential for farmers from Minnesota. Most of the people from Minnesota in the delegation represented councils for commodity promotion.

The group is exploring ways that they can work together with producers in Cuba in order to create the best possible benefit to their agricultural economies. The delegates will bring the information back from their trip to their associations and then strategize for future business partnerships.

Currently, Cuba has limited resources and would be a small trading partner. However, officials say that the country will be able to offer trade value with its population of 11 million people. Potential exports from the US that Cuba might take advantage of could include corn, pork, poultry products, animal feed and processed foods. This is why the Minnesota delegation is in support of improving trade relations.

There are also several other states throughout the USA that have sent trade missions to Cuba, or will be doing so in the near future. A group from North Dakota travelled to Cuba in late October.

The increase in interest in Cuba has picked up after US President Barack Obama took executive action in December of 2014 to open up the business and trade relationships with the island. He also initiated discussions about diplomatic relations, which means that there is potential for a lot of new businesses to grow.


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