Colorado farmers and ranchers look to Cuban market

Screen shot 2015-01-13 at 3.12.14 AMGREELEY, Colo. (AP) – Colorado farmers and ranchers are hoping to cash in on Cuban markets after the Obama administration relaxed some trade restrictions.

According to the Greeley Tribune, agricultural and medical exports to Cuba have been permitted to some extent since 2000, but political and financial barriers have prevented stronger trade relations with the Caribbean nation.

A spokesman for the U.S. Meat Export Federation in Denver says Cuban consumers need to earn more money before Colorado meat producers can make inroads in Cuban markets.

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January 10, 2015

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