Nebraska to sell products to Cuba

November 2, 2005

Miami Herald- Vanessa Arrington

HAVANA - A trade delegation led by Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman finalized deals Tuesday to sell wheat, beans and soy products worth some $27 million to Cuba, fulfilling most of a trade agreement signed this summer.

On his first trip to Cuba in August, Heineman agreed to export $30 million of Nebraska agricultural goods to the communist-run island's food import company, Alimport.

Less than three months later, on Tuesday he signed off on several individual deals including 25,000 tons of high-protein soymeal, 75,000 tons of wheat and 7,000 tons of beans.


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