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Louisiana explores ways to develop Cuban ties outside of trade

Louisiana explores ways to develop Cuban ties outside of trade BY ELIZABETH CRISP | ECRISP@THEADVOCATE.COM MAR 12, 2017 – 8:30 PM Louisiana could soon take more steps toward developing deeper relations with Cuba, even though federal restrictions continue to hamper trade efforts. The Legislature last year directed the Louisiana Economic Development agency to examine ways […] Continue reading

WFP Cuba Country Brief, January 2017

WFP Cuba Country Brief, January 2017 REPORT from World Food Programme Published on 31 Jan 2017 WFP is providing food and logistical assistance to the populations affected by Hurricane Matthew in eastern Cuba. WFP supports the strengthening of drought-related early warning systems at provincial level and the inclusion of vulnerability indicators for food security and […] Continue reading

Cochran backs bill to expand ag exports to Cuba

Cochran backs bill to expand ag exports to Cuba The Clarion-Ledger, Mississippi 1:54 p.m. CT Feb. 11, 2017 U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran is supporting a new effort to help create more export opportunities for Mississippi farmers by lifting a U.S. restriction on private financing for American agricultural exports to Cuba. The Mississippi Republican is an […] Continue reading

Bill allowing private financing of food/agriculture exports to Cuba introduced in Senate

Bill allowing private financing of food/agriculture exports to Cuba introduced in Senate BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com Two farm state senators reintroduced a bill Thursday aimed at making U.S. agricultural exports more competitive in the Cuban market by allowing private financing of ag exports. It was the first Cuba-related bill introduced since President Donald Trump has […] Continue reading

Heitkamp, Boozman reintroduce bill to expand exports to Cuba

Heitkamp, Boozman reintroduce bill to expand exports to Cuba By Agweek Wire Report Today at 10:29 a.m. WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and John Boozman (R-Ark.) on Thursday reintroduced their bipartisan bill to help American farmers and support good-paying jobs in North Dakota, Arkansas and across the country by lifting restrictions on […] 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

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

2nd try set on credit for Cuba

2nd try set on credit for Cuba By Frank E. Lockwood This article was originally published January 14, 2017 at 2:53 a.m. WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford on Friday reintroduced legislation that would allow farmers to extend credit to Cuban clients, a move favored by Arkansas rice producers, chicken growers and other agricultural groups. […] 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

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

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

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
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