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US House hearing on agricultural sales to Cuba - video

Posted March 11, 2010 by publisher in Cuba Business.
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John McAuliff | Fund for Reconciliation and Development

The US House of Representatives Agriculture Committee is having a hearing regarding US food sales to Cuba.

Thursday, March 11th - 1:00 p.m.
1300 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC
Full Committee on Agriculture - Public Hearing
RE: To review U.S. agricultural sales to Cuba

WITNESS LIST

Panel I:

Mr. Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Washington, D.C.
Mr. Roger Johnson, President, National Farmers Union, Washington, D.C.

Panel II:

Mr. Mike Wagner, Rice Producer and Owner/Operator of Twobrooks Farm, on behalf of US Rice Producers Association and USA Rice Federation, Sumner, Mississippi
Mr. Jerry McReynolds, Wheat Producer and President, National Association of Wheat Growers, Woodston, Kansas
Mr. John Wilson, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Industry Affairs, Dairy Farmers of America, on behalf of National Milk Producers Federation, Kansas City, Missouri
Mr. Barton Schott, Corn Producer and First Vice President, National Corn Growers Association, Kulm, North Dakota
Mr. Scott Fritz, Soybean Producer and Board Member, American Soybean Association, Winamac, Indiana

You can watch the video of the food sales to Cuba hearing or listen to the audio.

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John McAuliff
Executive Director
Fund for Reconciliation and Development
145 Palisade Street, Suite 401
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

Member Comments

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On March 11, 2010, publisher wrote:

Mr. Stallman argues for the variety of benefits of passage of the House bill 4645.

This bill does not extend credit to the Cuban government.

He argues that allows US citizens to travel to Cuba will further boost ag sales since more Americans would be in Cuba eating food.

Mr. Johnson talks about success of past sales to Cuba and ALL producers have been paid, over $4billion since 2000. US is best country in the world to supply food to Cuba. States that current policy uses food as a weapon.