Few dispute the economic imperative of export growth for American agriculture.  With U.S. farm income having declined nearly 50 percent over the past four years, and with 95 percent of the consumers for most farm sectors residing outside the United States, expanding U.S. export opportunities offers the clearest path to restored economic health for our agribusiness community.

A new study by the US Agricultural Coalition for Cuba (USACC) points to Cuba, a country only 90 miles to our south, as a promising place for significant export gains. Despite the roadblocks to current US-Cuba farm trade, certain common-sense changes to promote agricultural trade between our countries could deliver large export benefits for America’s distressed farmers, while staying true to President Trump’s goal of fostering private-sector growth in Cuba.



Recent Articles

Date Title
12/21/17 How Trump Is Sabotaging Cuba’s New Private Sector
Benito Albisa Novo, The Nation
12/21/17 Current Record
12/21/17 Cuba says current leadership to remain through April
Andrea Rodriguez and Michael Weissenstein, ABC News
12/19/17 More than 37,000 Cubans face deportation orders
Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
12/19/17 Vulgar, materialistic, apolitical. Why do recently arrived Cubans get a bad rap?
Sarah Moreno, Miami Herald
12/17/17 Cuba’s Castro and Russian oil executive meet in Havana
Reuters
12/17/17 U.S. deports twice as many Cubans in 2017 vs 2016
Franco Ordoñez and Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
12/14/17 Cuban women trying to run business in Communist island have message for Rubio
Hatzel Vela, WPLG
12/14/17 Cuba exports medicine to dozens of countries. It would like the U.S. to be one of them
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
12/14/17 Cuban researchers hope to join forces with U.S. in biotech field
Emily Michot, Miami Herald
12/14/17 This Cuban industry began with 6 scientists, a tiny lab — and Fidel Castro’s obsession
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
12/12/17 Cuba tells U.S. suspension of visas is hurting families
Reuters
12/12/17 U.S. policy is hurting Cuba’s entrepreneurs
Niuris Higueras, Yamina Vicente, Julia de la Rosa Quesada, and Marla Recio, Miami Herald
12/11/17 What's the result of new Cuba restrictions? Lots of confusion
Catharine Hamm, Los Angeles Times
12/11/17 US Embassy in Cuba should not be a foreign relations pawn
Ralph Patino, Sun Sentinel
12/11/17 Raúl Castro’s economic reforms were supposed to make life better in Cuba. Didn’t happen
Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
12/10/17 Cold War: Can a New President in Cuba Win Over Trump and End the Castro Era?
Nicole Rodriguez, Newsweek
12/7/17 Cuba’s leaders are trapped between the need for change and the fear of it
The Economist
12/6/17 Doctors find brain abnormalities in victims of Cuba mystery
Josh Lederman, AP
12/6/17 Long-distance U.S.-Cuba couples have flourished — but Trump’s new policy keeps them apart
Allison Yates, Washington Post
12/5/17 Exclusive: Trump names career diplomat to head Cuban embassy
Marc Frank, Reuters
12/4/17 Royal Caribbean to add more cruises to Cuba
Gene Sloan, USA Today