The move last week by President Obama to begin normalizing relations with Cuba brought cautious optimism about the prospect of increased exports of crops and meat to the island nation.
Cuba, with a population of only 11 million, will never be a major market for U.S. corn, soybeans, pork or beef, Iowa and national farmer leaders said. But Cuba’s proximity to the United States makes it an attractive market today and maybe a bigger market in years to come if the country’s economy grows, they said.
“It’s hard to know if this is going to be a big deal, but it’s a positive first step,” said ...
Diplomatic thaw could spur added ag sales to Cuba
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