MISSOURI STATE COUNCIL

Gary Murphy
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
Scarbrough International

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
KC SmartPort

Dr. Scott Brown
University of Missouri

BJ Campbell
Campbell Farms

Alex Clark
Clark Farms

Michael Collins, President & CEO
Port Kansas City

Paul T. Combs
MO Rice Farmer

Rance Daniels
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'S CHAMPIONS

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. 

ABC 17: Trade with Cuba could affect Missouri's economy

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.

 

  Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo)    Cosponsor of  S 1287 Freedom for Americans to Travel to Cuba Act

Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo)

Cosponsor of S 1287 Freedom for Americans to Travel to Cuba Act

  Representative Jason Smith (R-MO-8)   Cosponsor of  H.R. 525 Cuba Agricultural Exports Act

Representative Jason Smith (R-MO-8)

Cosponsor of H.R. 525 Cuba Agricultural Exports Act

  Representative Vicky Hartzler (R-MO-4)   Cosponsor of  H.R. 525 Cuba Agricultural Export Act

Representative Vicky Hartzler (R-MO-4)

Cosponsor of H.R. 525 Cuba Agricultural Export Act