Vermont’s agriculture secretary is working on a deal to export the state’s agricultural products to Cuba.
Secretary Steve Kerr will travel to the island next week to meet with Cuban officials.
The trip follows a trade mission to Havana by Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie in April.
Dubie returned with letters of intent signed by officials in the Cuban government to buy apples, dried milk and cows from Vermont.
Kerr says he hopes to have signed contracts for the exports when he returns.
Food, agricultural commodities and medical supplies are the only products exempt from a 40-year-old law that bans US trade with the communist nation.