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Cuba trade worth $32 million to US farmers in Virginia
US Agriculture Commissioner Todd P. Haymore, on his return to the US from the Havana International Trade Fair is quoted in an Associated Press article as hoping for even more growth.

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.


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