Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed Dec 17, 2014 09:51 PM CST

Agribusinesses See Benefits with More Open Cuba

A lot of people seemed fixated by the potential new-found access to Cuban cigars. Most leaders in agriculture, however, see greater potential for commodity and agricultural-equipment exports to the island and its 11.3 million people.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack stood with his boss and touted the agreement with Cuba to normalize diplomatic relations and loosen some trade restrictions in the country.

"Throughout history, agriculture has served as a bridge to foster cooperation, understanding and the exchange of ideas among people. I have no doubt that agriculture will continue to play that powerful role ...

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