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 market offers ripple effect for common farmer

Altogether 16 states analyzed have the potential to generate between $500 million and $1 billion in sales to the Cuban market.

Cuba imports an estimated $2 billion worth of food annually, and U.S. farmers have the potential to capture half of that market and raising the price per bushel on key commodities that are suffering from low commodity prices. Cuba Trade Magazine and the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba joined together to release a white paper that illustrates the scale of this missed opportunity. The document examines how the nation — and 16 farm states in particular — could

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