Gov. Nixon encourages agriculture trade with Cuba

3 years 5 months 19 hours ago Tuesday, December 23 2014 Dec 23, 2014 Tuesday, December 23, 2014 9:32:00 PM CST December 23, 2014 in News
By: Haley Reed, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Jay Nixon directed the Missouri Department of Agriculture to explore the opportunities for Missouri agricultural producers, processors and growers that could benefit from trade with Cuba.

The governor said President Obama's recent decision to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba could create opportunities for Missouri's agriculture industry.

"Cuba provides exciting prospects as an export market for the world-class goods produced by Missouri farmers," Gov. Nixon said.

"Working in partnership with outstanding producers and commodity groups throughout the nation and the state, I am excited to carry out the Governor's directive to maximize our potential for economic growth and prosperity through expanded trade opportunities with Cuba," Gov. Nixon said.

President Obama announced last week he hopes to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba.

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