Tuesday, February 24, 2015

How Cuba could bring $50 million to Minnesota

How Cuba could bring $50 million to Minnesota
Posted: Feb 23, 2015 10:25 PM RST

Restoring trade relations with Cuba could mean a boost for Minnesota
farmers. Following a trip to the Caribbean nation, Sen. Amy Klobuchar
convened a summit to discuss the future of U.S.-Cuba relations.

Klobuchar has introduced bipartisan legislation to lift the current
trade embargo. The Minnesota senator recently met with Cuban agriculture
and export officials to identify new economic opportunities for
businesses and farmers in Minnesota and across the country.

"One of the things we make best are agriculture products," Klobuchar
said. "Cuba is a big market down there -- 11 million people, 90-miles
off our shores -- and our country has been closing ourselves off. We
tried a policy and, at some point after 50 years when it doesn't work,
you say let's try something new."

The bill proposed by Klobuchar would eliminate the legal barriers to
doing business in Cuba. Lifting the embargo could fetch $50 million in
trade money for Minnesota.

Source: How Cuba could bring $50 million to Minnesota - KMSP-TV -

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