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Will Congress pass bills to encourage Cuba trade, farm labor changes?

Will Congress pass bills to encourage Cuba trade, farm labor changes? The view from the Louisiana Secretary of Agriculture David Bennett | Jun 12, 2017 With crop prices low and too many rural communities economically sluggish, recent news out of the White House hasn’t helped disperse lingering dark clouds. The Trump administration put forth a […] Continue reading

New bill adds tax on sales to Cuba

New bill adds tax on sales to Cuba For reparations, Crawford says By Frank E. Lockwood This article was published today at 2:07 a.m. WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford wants to remove barriers to trade with Cuba while also aiding victims of the Cuban government, the Jonesboro Republican said Friday. So his legislation, which […] Continue reading

Agricultural exports to Cuba would help compensate those whose properties were seized

Agricultural exports to Cuba would help compensate those whose properties were seized BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com The congressional battle between lawmakers from farming states and Cuban American colleagues on funding food exports to Cuba could be coming to an end thanks to an “elegant” solution that is part of proposed legislation: a 2 percent […] Continue reading

Private credit for Cuba on table

Private credit for Cuba on table Bill would ease agriculture trade By Frank E. Lockwood WASHINGTON — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said he wants to remove barriers to trade with Cuba, telling a House committee this week: “If our folks grow it, I want to sell it.” Current U.S. law prevents American farmers from […] Continue reading

LITTLE-NOTICED FIRST U.S. RICE SHIPMENT TO CUBA SINCE 2008

LITTLE-NOTICED FIRST U.S. RICE SHIPMENT TO CUBA SINCE 2008 By Chuck Abbott 5/15/2017 The nonpartisan U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council says the first shipment of U.S. rice to Cuba in nine years apparently passed unnoticed in the ongoing debate over trade with the island nation. Based in New York, the council, which produces monthly reports […] Continue reading

First U.S. Rice Exported to Cuba Since 2007

First U.S. Rice Exported to Cuba Since 2007 APRIL 4, 2017 01:12 PM By Ben Potter AgWeb.com Social Media and Innovation Editor John Kavulich, president of the U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council, reports that a shipment of rice will travel from the port of Houston/Galveston to the Republic of Cuba – the first shipment of […] 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

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
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