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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 03:39 PM
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1. Reuters article: U.S. Agribusiness Lauds Cuba Trade at Havana Meet
U.S. Agribusiness Lauds Cuba Trade at Havana Meet
1 hour, 32 minutes ago

By Marc Frank

HAVANA (Reuters) - U.S. agribusiness, shipping and farm representatives lauded two years of trade with Cuba on Monday and called for an end to sanctions on the Communist-run nation as they negotiated contracts for the new year.

"The Cuban market represents a great opportunity for U.S. agriculture ... Cargill supports normalizing relations between our two countries," Thomas Rahn, a senior executive with the world's largest privately held agribusiness, said at the opening of a conference to mark the anniversary.

James Sumner, president of the U.S. Poultry and Egg Export Council, said Cuba was now the sector's 8th market.

Some 250 Americans are attending the conference, the largest gathering of U.S. business interests in the island since a U.S. agriculture trade show in September of last year. (snip/...)
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