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Rural Women – Between Furrow And Domestic Labors

Rural Women: Between Furrow And Domestic Labors / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Alquizar (Artemisa), 30 January 2017 –In Alquízar the red earth covers everything with a reddish layer. To Gladys Montero that crimson powder gets into the wrinkles of the face. “I come from the deep field,” she warns. In Cuba, 21% of […] Continue reading

Seeds Are Key to Improving Bean Production in Cuba

Seeds Are Key to Improving Bean Production in Cuba By Ivet González HAVANA, Jan 31 2017 (IPS) – “You have to have good and varied seeds to test which one adapts best to each kind of soil,” says 71-year-old farmer Rubén Torres, who on his farm in central Cuba harvests 1.6 tons of organic beans […] Continue reading

Is Cuba Heading Towards Virtual Annexation to the US?

Is Cuba Heading Towards Virtual Annexation to the US? / 14ymedio, Pedro Campos 14ymedio, Pedro Campos, Miami, 28 January 2017 — Guided by the current political-military leadership, the Cuban economy could be heading “without pause, but without haste*” towards virtual annexation to the United States. There would be no Platt Amendment, nor Marines landing on […] Continue reading

Ag to Trump – Help trade with Cuba

Ag to Trump: Help trade with Cuba January 28, 2017 8:00 am • By Agriculture Coalition(0) Comments On behalf of the undersigned U.S. agriculture, trade, commerce related businesses and associations, we urge you to continue to show your support for American agriculture by advancing the relationship between the U.S. and Cuba and building on the […] Continue reading

Trump team doesn’t seem to oppose Obama’s shift in immigration policy for Cubans

Trump team doesn’t seem to oppose Obama’s shift in immigration policy for Cubans BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com The Obama administration has worked until its final days to try to ensure the continuity of its Cuba policy, but Ben Rhodes, one of the chief architects of the rapprochement with the island, says he’s still not sure […] Continue reading

USA Rice Federation, more than 100 others push for ag trade with Cuba

USA Rice Federation, more than 100 others push for ag trade with Cuba Monday Posted Jan 16, 2017 at 3:38 PM “With less than one week until the Trump administration takes the reins, it’s important that the agricultural community voices its support for policies that will allow us to sell our crops and products in […] Continue reading

Cuba’s next chapter? Not so fast

Cuba’s next chapter? Not so fast Politics and Cuba’s own challenges make the island a distant prospect for tree fruit growers. Casey Corr // Jan 11, 2017 Cuba has an outsized presence in American culture. The reminders begin when you step off the airplane at Havana’s José Martí International Airport. Blasted by hot, moist Caribbean […] Continue reading

U.S.-CUBA AGRICULTURAL TRADE POISED FOR GROWTH

U.S.-CUBA AGRICULTURAL TRADE POISED FOR GROWTH BY AFBF | January 10, 2017 Opening trade with Cuba presents clear market opportunities for U.S. agriculture. Experts at a workshop at the 2017 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show shared with attendees what normalized trade relations with Cuba could mean for American farmers and ranchers’ bottom lines. Dr. […] Continue reading

Cuban lechón can be ordered in Miami but roasted and eaten on the island

Cuban lechón can be ordered in Miami but roasted and eaten on the island ABEL FERNÁNDEZ abfernandez@elnuevoherald.com René Mesa, better known as Piro, is said to be one of the best cooks in Cuba for the coveted roasted pig. At his farm, located about 30 miles east of Havana between the towns of Jaruco and […] Continue reading

Arkansas congressman to reintroduce legislation to ease trade restrictions with Cuba

Arkansas congressman to reintroduce legislation to ease trade restrictions with Cuba By Frank E. Lockwood This article was published today at 5:45 a.m. WASHINGTON — A congressman from northeast Arkansas will reintroduce legislation to ease trade restrictions with Cuba, and says he’s hopeful that barriers to agricultural sales will be addressed early in 2017. But […] Continue reading

American Chicken for Cuban Christmas

American Chicken for Cuban Christmas / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 23 December 2016 — Against all odds, two years after the beginning of the diplomatic thaw between the governments of Cuba and the United States, trade between the two countries has diminished. The Island bought 21% less food from its northern neighbor […] Continue reading

Cuban Economy in 2016: GDP Contracted 0.9%

Cuban Economy in 2016: GDP Contracted 0.9% / 14ymedio 14ymedio, (With information from EFE), Havana, 27 December 2016 – The Cuban economy closed the year with a 0.9% contraction in GDP, well below the 1% growth forecast, according to an announcement from Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, Minister of the Economy and Planning, during the final 2016 […] Continue reading

The worst year under Raúl Castro

The worst year under Raúl Castro ORLANDO FREIRE SANTANA | La Habana | 30 de Diciembre de 2016 – 22:48 CET. It is no secret that the sessions of the National Assembly of the People’s Power are a mere formality. Documents are discussed and approved that have been “cooked up” by those in the upper […] Continue reading

Rice Might Be In Short Supply This Festive Season

Rice Might Be In Short Supply This Festive Season / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 22 December 2016 — Sad, paradoxical and irresponsible — but real. Rice, the common denominator, and basic ingredient, of Cuban cuisine, could be almost absent from the island’s tables at the end of the year. The official press has […] Continue reading

Cuba Commits To Large-Scale Genetically Modified Crops To Reduce Food Shortages

Cuba Commits To Large-Scale Genetically Modified Crops To Reduce Food Shortages/ 14ymedio 14ymedio, Madrid, 19 November 2016 – Cuba expects to grow genetically modified (GM) corn and soybeans beginning in the Spring of 2017, according to a long article published in the government newspaper Granma this weekend, which details the island’s advances in this area. […] Continue reading
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