Nixon visits D.C. to discuss Cuban trade


Gov. Jay Nixon is in Washington DC to talk about trade opportunities for Missouri with Cuba.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Gov. Jay Nixon is here on Thursday to talk about trade opportunities for Missouri with Cuba.

Nixon will join U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, members of Congress and agriculture industry leaders to discuss the economic benefits to Missouri and Missouri farmers of increased trade between America and Cuba.

More than 25 U.S. food and agriculture companies and associations have formed a coalition that seeks the end of the U.S. embargo on Cuba and to advance trade relations between both nations. The U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba (USACC), founded in early 2014, is united around the opportunity presented by a more open U.S.-Cuba relationship and committed to ending the embargo and allowing open trade and investment to occur.

President Obama last month announced plans to re-establish diplomatic relations and open some aspects of trade with Cuba after more than 50 years.
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