Exploring trade opportunities in Cuba – Voice Of Muscatine

Exploring trade opportunities in Cuba

A state director of agriculture says despite trade barriers there are export growth opportunities in Cuba. 

Don Lamb is with the Indiana State Department of Agriculture. 

“There are 11 million people, 90 miles off our coast that need a lot of different food products,” he says. “You can talk pretty far and wide about the needs that the people of Cuba have.”

In 2023, U.S. trade to Cuba was valued at $337 million, with poultry, pork, and dairy products being some of the top commodities sold. 

He tells Brownfield Indiana agriculture is well suited to meet the country’s needs. 

“Right now the the ration card for a Cuban is that they would get 5 eggs per person per month and so they need more in the way of of eggs,” he says.

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