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Department of Environmental Quality: Governor Bullock Encourages End to Trade Sanctions with Cuba

Citing economic opportunities for agriculture producers, Governor Steve Bullock wrote a letter to Congressional leadership encouraging them to normalize trade relationships with Cuba. “Ending the embargo will create jobs here at home, especially in rural America, and will create new opportunities for U.S. agriculture,” Bullock said in the letter.

Sidney Herald: Farm Bureau  President Gives Testimony on Trade with Cuba

Montana Farm Bureau Federation president Dave McClure presented testimony Tuesday to the Senate Finance Committee on the benefits of promoting and establishing trade with Cuba. 

Great Falls Tribune: Fans Seek Money to Bring Top Cuban Choir to Montana

Great Falls community activist Kerry Callahan Bronson is excited about President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Cuban and thinks there is a good possibility that Montana could become one of the first states to receive a touring group of ordinary Cubans this summer.

Billings Gazette: Normalized Relations with Cuba Could Be a Plus for Montana Farmers

Montana farmers were watching closely as President Barack Obama announced plans Wednesday to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba. Cuba was a top buyer of U.S. farm products before the United States cut ties with the nation in 1963. 

KGVO NewsTalk Montana Governor Steve Bullock Pushes for More Trade with Cuba

Montana Governor Steve Bullock issued a statement today urging Montana’s congressional delegation to help end the embargo against Cuba. Bullock said that getting rid of the embargo will strengthen the nation’s agriculture sector and Montana Grain Growers Association Vice President Lola Raska agrees. 

High Plains Journal: Montana GGA President Assists in Cuba Trade Deal  

Herb Karst, president of the Montana Grain Growers Association and a barley and wheat producer from Sunburst, was part of a Congressional delegation that inked a trade deal that could be worth millions to Montana producers. The delegation, lead by U.S. Senator Max Baucus and Congressman Denny Rehberg, participated in the signing of a letter of agreement to purchase up to $10 million worth of Montana products, including wheat, malting and feed barley, live cattle and dry beans.

  Senator Steve Daines (R-MN)    Cosponsor of  S 1287 Freedom for Americans to Travel to Cuba Act

Senator Steve Daines (R-MN)

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

  Senator Jon Tester (D-MN)    Cosponsor of  S 1287 Freedom for American to Travel to Cuba Act

Senator Jon Tester (D-MN)

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