Agriculture could be the key to improving relations with Cuba

We are still waiting to see how the Biden administration will handle trade with Cuba.

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says that the industry sees the island nation as a potential market that needs what U.S. farmers and ranchers produce. He says that agriculture could be a good first step to improving relations with Cuba.

“I think there is a recognition on the part of American agriculture that this is a market that we should be able to access. It’s a market that certainly needs what we have to produce, and I think it creates through agriculture, the opportunity to develop a relationship that eventually, over time, may improve relationships generally between the two countries,” Secretary Vilsack explains.

He says that once the administration gets its people in place, this could be added to the trade agenda.


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