Vilsack meets with Cuba ag minister in November 2015 USDA photo by Lydia Barraza
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack meets with Agriculture Minister of Cuba Gustavo Rodríguez Rollero, U.S. officials, and Ministry of Foreign Trade and Investment (MINCEX) officials in Havana, Cuba on Nov. 13, 2015.

Cuba trade missions highlights growth opportunities

Illinois trade mission identifies increased need for high-quality food Cuba will be unable to produce on its own.

While it remains to be seen how the new Trump Administration will handle the future trading relationship with Cuba, those in agriculture continue to see it as a key market with increasing export potential.

Illinois agricultural leaders representing the corn, beef and ethanol industries traveled to Cuba Jan. 7-13, 2017, to meet with government leaders in trade, finance and agriculture. The goal of the delegation, led by Chicago, Ill.-based Traders Group Inc., was to continue

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