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Holy cow! Bovine quadruplets born on Cuba farm

posted on September 20, 2013 at 1:58 PM

Holy Cow! A Cuban dairy farmer says one of his cows has given birth to four healthy calves, a highly rare occurrence. Full Story

Cuba Modifies Agriculture Laws

posted on October 26, 2012 at 12:24 PM

The new law published Tuesday allows farmers to lease more acres and allows farmers to build homes on leased land. Full Story

Despite Embargo Cuba Imports Daiquiris from US

posted on May 15, 2009 at 8:05 PM

MIAMI (AP) — Jugs of daiquiri mix. Gourmet nuts. Rolls of newsprint. Not exactly humanitarian aid, but still among the items sold to Cuba under an agricultural waiver carved out of the decades-old U.S. trade embargo. Full Story

US Farmers, Ranchers Push for Greater Cuba Access

posted on May 1, 2009 at 8:05 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The farm lobby is using President Barack Obama's easing of some travel restrictions to Cuba as an opportunity to push for increased sales of rice, meat, vegetables and other goods to the island nation. Full Story

US Farm Sales to Cuba Rise

posted on February 13, 2009 at 8:02 PM

HAVANA (AP) - Cuba spent a record $710 million on U.S farm imports last year, a 61 percent increase over 2007, as hurricanes destroyed much of the country's farms, a leading trade research group said Wednesday. Full Story

For First Time in Decades, Cuba to Purchase Seed Potatoes from U.S. Growers

posted on August 3, 2007 at 8:08 PM

BISMARCK (AP) - North Dakota will ship 100 tons of seed potatoes to Cuba, marking the first time the communist country has bought U.S seed potatoes in decades. Full Story

U.S. Farm Producers To Sign Contracts with Cuba

posted on May 25, 2007 at 8:05 PM

Associated Press Havana--Communist Cuba expects to sign contracts for much as $150 million in American agricultural goods next week at the largest gathering of U.S farm producers here since Fidel Castro fell ill last summer. Full Story

U.S. Food Sales to Cuba Increase

posted on February 18, 2005 at 8:02 PM

U.S food producers significantly increased their sales to Cuba last year despite a long-standing trade embargo against the communist island, according to a Cuba-U.S business group. Full Story

Senators to Clarify Cuba Export Rules

posted on February 11, 2005 at 8:02 PM

Farm-state senators, including several leading Republicans, said this week the Bush administration is putting up roadblocks to agricultural exports to Cuba and planned to take legislative steps to protect that growing market. Full Story

That Cuban Beef

posted on October 10, 2003 at 8:10 PM

The first shipment of Florida-born cattle to Cuba in more than 40 years will take place early next year. Full Story

Sweets for the Sweet

posted on December 27, 2002 at 8:12 PM

Ten years ago, Cuban sugar production brought in nearly a billion dollars. Last year, the value of the rush was less than $400 million and projections for this season put the number at closer to $200 million. Full Story

If U.S. Could Export to Cuba

posted on February 15, 2002 at 8:02 PM

It's a "what if" story of economic hope. Full Story

Troubling Year Draws To A Close

posted on December 28, 2001 at 8:12 PM

Troubling Year Draws To A Close
Even though this past year will be most remembered for the events of a single day, it was acts of commerce in 2001 that will define the future. Full Story

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