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Iowa State students, faculty visit Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Cuba Agricultural Production. By Ted Sics. Professors Steven Fales and Mary Wiedenhoeft of the Iowa State agronomy department took five graduate students to Cuba from May 7 to May 16 to learn about the country's food supply system. "I had originally thought about taking some undergraduate students down," Fales said. "Then I found out that undergraduates can't go to Cuba unless they spend at least 10 weeks there." The students who accompanied Fales and Wiedenhoeft are enrolled in Iowa State's sustainable agriculture graduate program. Read More

River Floods Feared in Cuban Eastern Region

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.06.07 - 21:25:47 / Baracoa, Cuba.- After 13 days of uninterrupted rains in the eastern Cuban municipality of Baracoa, sand banks at the mouth of the Miel and Macaguanigua rivers opened with the rise of the rivers’ level, leading local authorities to evacuate children from a school nearby. According to First NCO Ivan Campos, of the city’s fire department, river floods are feared as rains are likely to continue. Read More