Source: Minnesota Farm Bureau
Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) President Kevin Paap recently hosted Miguel Fraga, First Secretary at the Cuban Embassy in Washington D.C. on his family’s farm near Vernon Center.
“Trade is all about relationships,” said MFBF President Kevin Paap. “There is a lot of history between our two countries, but now is the time to look towards the future. As neighbors, it makes a lot of sense to sit down and continue to build that relationship in order to make progress towards normalized trade relations between the United States and Cuba.”
During their time on the farm, Fraga and Paap discussed the importance of trade between the United States and Cuba, but also addressed barriers currently in place.
“Cuba imports 70-80 percent of their food, and Minnesota agriculture wants to be a part of that solution,” said MFBF President Paap.
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