Engagement continues on lifting Cuba embargo

Cuba's increases of U.S. ag imports limited, although certain segments could see increase if tourism picks up and embargo is lifted.

Following the first U.S. presidential visit to Cuba in 88 years and numerous efforts at engagement, there is optimism for relaxing restrictions on trade and tourism with Cuba.

Mark Feierstein, National Security Council senior director of Western Hemisphere affairs, said a large delegation of congressional members went with President Barack Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the trip to Cuba and “came back convinced of the value of engagement and folly of program.”

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