MTA’s Tara Smith Joins Ag Delegation in Cuba

Monday, November 19th, 2018

Representing Illinois Soybean Association Tara Smith joined other ag industry stakeholders in Havana, Cuba for the US-Cuba Agriculture Business Conference. The event was hosted and facilitated by the United States Agriculture Coalition for Cuba.

The summit featured officials from the Cuban Ministries of Agriculture and Foreign Affairs, the US Embassy in Cuba, leaders in the biotech community, and local farmers. The delegation covered a broad swath of subjects concerning potential agricultural trade between the two nations. Speakers briefed the delegation on Cuba’s current ag imports, barriers to trade, access to technology and other input resources, credit, risk management, and opportunities for the future.

The delegation included representatives from the soybean, corn, wheat, poultry, potato, rice, sorghum, and barley industries. Click here for the official press release from Kansas Wheat.

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