November 30, 2015

30/11/2015: 'Building relationships': North Dakota ag group visits Cuba
Sunset in sugarcane fields, Cuba (Image: David Gil)
 Cuba is a big potential market for North Dakota growers, Inforum says.  

Recent talks about lifting the trade embargo the United States imposed on Cuba in the 1960s prompted ag leaders from across the state to visit the country recently to make connections and learn about possible future trade opportunities.

Trade with Cuba could mean as much as US$40 million a year for North Dakota agriculture, said Mark Formo, a Litchville, N.D., farmer and North Dakota Grain Growers Association president.

"We want to build a relationship and open up pathways for trade," he said.

Mr Formo joined North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and about a dozen others to meet with Cuban policy officials and visit farms October 25-28.

"I'm encouraged by what we saw and learned," Mr Goehring said.

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