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Trade with Cuba remains a priority for potato, wheat officials

Trade with Cuba remains a priority for potato, wheat officials A team from Potatoes USA recently returned from an “informational exchange mission” in Cuba. John O’ConnellCapital Press Published on May 1, 2017 10:06AM Last changed on May 1, 2017 2:51PM A team from Potatoes USA tours a potato field in Cuba. Cuba plans to evaluate […] Continue reading

La imprevisión y la sequía perjudican la zafra

La imprevisión y la sequía perjudican la zafra ZUNILDA MATA, La Habana | Abril 10, 2017 El sol apenas ha salido y la carreta cargada de hombres está a la vera del cañaveral. La brigada de cortadores apura el ritmo antes de que llegue el mediodía y el calor se vuelva insoportable. La zafra entra […] Continue reading

Alza del precio del café reanima las montañas del oriente cubano

Alza del precio del café reanima las montañas del oriente cubano Por Ivet González YATERAS, Cuba, 6 abr 2017 (IPS) – En los terrenos abandonados por un caficultor que migró a la ciudad, el usufructuario Roberto Martínez mantiene desbrozados los cafetos, que intercala con banano dulce, otras frutas y diversos tubérculos en Yateras, un municipio […] Continue reading

El Gobierno compró en cargamento de arroz a EEUU por primera vez en casi una década

El Gobierno compró en cargamento de arroz a EEUU por primera vez en casi una década AGENCIAS | Washington | 5 de Abril de 2017 – 10:54 CEST. El Gobierno compró en febrero pasado un cargamento de arroz a Estados Unidos, algo que no sucedía desde 2007, indicaron datos del Departamento de Comercio recogidos por […] Continue reading

Mississippi businesses see potential for trade with Cuba

Mississippi businesses see potential for trade with Cuba By LISA MONTI Biloxi businessman Mike Alise was among a delegation from Mississippi who traveled to Cuba in February to look for trade opportunities. Alise, the owner and operator of Gulf Coast Produce, said he was struck by the lack of available food on the island and […] Continue reading

Perdue supports expanded trade with Cuba

Perdue supports expanded trade with Cuba James Williams 8:35 p.m. CT March 27, 2017 USDA Secretary designate Sonny Perdue is an exceptionally qualified nominee to lead the USDA. Mr. Perdue has long been an advocate of expanding trade with Cuba’s $2 billion agricultural import market. We’re very optimistic that Mr. Perdue will be confirmed by […] Continue reading

Cuba y toneladas de tomates podridos

Cuba y toneladas de tomates podridos Marzo 23, 2017 por Fernando Ravsberg HAVANA TIMES — Decenas de toneladas de tomates se pudren en Guantánamo porque nadie las recoge, según nos cuenta la periodista Lilibeth Alfonso en su blog personal. Al parecer no hay diésel para los camiones particulares que podrían distribuirlo entre la población. Sin […] Continue reading

Cuba and Its Rotting Tomatoes

Cuba and Its Rotting Tomatoes March 23, 2017 By Fernando Ravsberg HAVANA TIMES — Dozens of tons of tomatoes are rotting in Guantanamo because nobody is collecting them, according to what journalist Lilibeth Alfonso tells us on her personal blog. Apparently, there isn’t any diesel for private trucks who could distribute them to the population. […] Continue reading

La carne dudosa de Brasil se sigue vendiendo en Cuba

La carne dudosa de Brasil se sigue vendiendo en Cuba El pollo congelado de dos de las compañías que adulteraban productos está disponible aún en la red minorista ZUNILDA MATA, La Habana | Marzo 21, 2017 Los cubanos saben mucho de adulteraciones. Durante décadas han lidiado con el desvío de recursos en las tiendas estatales […] Continue reading

Los checos aterrizan con autos y cervezas en feria agrícola de La Habana

Los checos aterrizan con autos y cervezas en feria agrícola de La Habana Rosa Tania Valdés Liderados por el ministro de Agricultura, la misión checa buscaría “fortalecer las relaciones comerciales” entre los países aliados durante la Guerra Fría. Como ocurrió con el resto del bloque socialista, el vínculo estuvo congelado durante dos décadas. Una delegación […] 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

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

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

Louisiana state government spent more than $150,000 on Cuba trip

Louisiana state government spent more than $150,000 on Cuba trip By Julia O’Donoghue, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on December 29, 2016 at 4:30 PM, updated December 30, 2016 at 11:23 AM The Louisiana state government spent at least $150,134 on a five-day trade mission in October to Cuba for Gov. John Bel Edwards, Agriculture Commissioner […] Continue reading
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