MISSOURI STATE COUNCIL
Murphy Farms, Sandy Ridge Cotton
Don Nikodim, Executive Vice President
Missouri Pork Association
Ivry Karamitros, Director
World Trade Center Kansas City
Kevin Ekstrand, Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Michael Talboy, Director of Government Affairs
Burns & McDonnell
Steve Taylor, Executive Director
Missouri Agribusiness Association
Gary Wheeler, Executive Director
Missouri Soybean Association
Greg Yielding, Executive Director
Missouri Rice Council; Director of Special Projects/Emerging Markets,
US Rice Producers Association
Chris Gutierrez, President
Dr. Scott Brown
University of Missouri
Michael Collins, President & CEO
Port Kansas City
Paul T. Combs
MO Rice Farmer
MO Rice Farmer
BLAKE GERARD, CHAIRMAN
USA RICE FARMERS
BLAKE HURST, ATCHISON COUNTY BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT
MISSOURI FARM BUREAU
MIKE MARTIN, OWNER
MARTIN RICE MILL
DAN MEHAN, CEO
MISSOURI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Missouri and Cuba in the News
The Kansas City Star: Missouri, Kansas Join coalition to urge business with Cuba
The Engage Cuba Coalition, a national group, on Monday will announce formation of the Engage Cuba Kansas State Council and the Engage Cuba Missouri State Council.
Southeast Missouri State University: Vargas Among Trade Delegation Headed to Cuba Next Week
Dr. Carlos Vargas, president of Southeast Missouri State University, will participate May 29-June 1 in a delegation of Missourians, led by Gov. Jay Nixon, representing agriculture, business, education and government on a trade mission to Cuba.
CBS St. Louis: Cuba formally accepts shipment of Missouri Rice
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced that Cuba has accepted a 20-ton shipment of long-grain rice grown and processed in Missouri.
It's been three months since President Obama shook hands with Cuban leader Raul Castro. The relationship with Cuba could strengthen every aspect of agriculture in Missouri.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Nixon Makes Pitch for Trade with Cuba to Help Missouri Farmers, Other Businesses Cash in
Gov. Jay Nixon made a pitch Wednesday to ease economic roadblocks that are keeping Missouri farmers and other businesses from cashing in on Cuba.
Baptist News Global: Christian engagement growing as Cuba-U.S. ties improve
The level and frequency of United States-based Christian activity in Cuba has been rising since the normalization process between the two countries began in late 2014.
St. Louis Business Journal: Missouri delegation travels to Cuba
Gov. Jay Nixon is leading a group of Missourians representing agriculture, business, education and government on a trade mission to Cuba. The delegation will visit the island nation from May 29 to June 1.
Farm Progress: Missouri rice lands in Cuba port
A container full of Missouri rice is sitting at the port in Havana, Cuba. It is waiting for Mike Martin and the Missouri trade delegation to arrive next week.