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Vilsack to Travel with Obama to Cuba

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USDA says Secretary Tom Vilsack will travel with President Obama to Cuba later this month. The trip will be the first visit to Cuba by a sitting U.S. President in nearly 90 years. This will be Secretary Vilsack’s second trip to Cuba. In November of last year, Vilsack led a delegation of U.S. Government officials to Havana in the interest of strengthening bilateral agricultural engagement. During that visit, Vilsack met Cuban leadership along with farmers. USDA says Vilsack will use this second trip to Cuba to discuss opportunities for collaboration in agriculture between the United States and Cuba, to better understand how climate change is affecting agricultural production in Cuba, and to continue to help American businesses interested in exporting to Cuba. The Obama administration will announce more easing of trade and travel restriction on March 17. The President will then travel to Cuba on March 21.
Source: NAFB News Service