Ag Exports to Cuba

1 decade 3 years 1 month ago Friday, June 22 2007 Jun 22, 2007 Friday, June 22, 2007 4:28:42 AM CDT June 22, 2007 in News
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson is among several lawmakers who want to open up agricultural exports to Cuba and end travel restrictions. Emerson says current policy hurts U.S. producers more than it hurts Fidel Castro. The Missouri Republican is joining Democratic Senator Max Baucus of Montana and others who want to end restrictions on trade with Cuba. Baucus is proposing legislation that would let Cuba make direct payments to U.S. banks instead of requiring prepayments. It also expedites visas to Cubans involved in buying farm products from the United States and lifts all restrictions on travel to Cuba. The embargo on Fidel Castro's government comes up almost every year in Congress. Efforts to ease restrictions have never been strong enough to overcome anti-Castro lawmakers and White House veto threats.

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