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Texas Cooperative Extension, a partner in the Texas-Cuba Trade Alliance, will present an educational program to help agricultural producers, businesses and others improve their chances for success in trading with Cuba.
Owners of businesses that market foods, other agricultural products and medical supplies will benefit from seminar subjects that include how to trade with Cuba, how to get paid, information on port facilities, and trade opportunities, said Extension agriculture economist Dr. Parr Rosson.
“Cuban markets also exist for producers of purebred cattle, and embryo and semen exporters as well,” he said.
So far, he added, successful exports to Cuba have included soybeans, soybean meal, corn, frozen broilers, rice and wheat.
According to Rosson, Extension helped form the trade alliance with Texas Farm Bureau and Tri-Dimension Strategies in Dallas because many Texas firms export agricultural products and have an interest in shipping to Cuba.
The Alliance was created after the Trade Sanctions Reform and Expert Enhancement Act of 2000, which made it possible for U.S. businesses to export food and other agricultural products to Cuba.