Cuba trade worth $32 million to US farmers in Virginia
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- North America
- United States
- Business and Economy
- Politics and Government
- 11 / 15 / 2008
While attending the recent trade fair in Cuba, he and other farmers promoted Virginia's apples, soybeans, poultry, wood and other products.
Virginia is among the top five states exporting to Cuba in spite of the nearly 50-year-old trade embargo which prevents U.S. tourists from visiting Cuba and prohibits nearly all trade. But a law passed by US Congress in 2000 after Hurricane Mitch destroyed food crops across the island, allows the Cuban government to buy U.S. food and agricultural products with direct cash payments.