Lobbying group forms Iowa council on lifting Cuban trade embargo

ABC Des Moines, IA

By: Melissa Dawkins

A group lobbying to restore trade with Cuba is starting a council here in Iowa.

Engage Cuba's new Iowa state council is made up of more than two dozen Iowa industry leaders and government officials, including Iowa's secretary of agriculture.

They plan to urge Congress to end trade embargoes and make agribusiness exports to Cuba easier.

Earlier this year, President Barack Obama called on Congress to lift the US trade embargo to the country during a historic visit.