Montana & Cuba in the NEWS
Great Falls Tribune: Montanans See Opportunity In Cuba Trade
In late June, 17 Montana state employees travelled to Cuba through the Cuba Educational Travel group. Robbins, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, said a way to bring about change is to increase trade with Cuba and allow more contact between U.S. citizens and Cubans. “The more opportunity Cubans have to meet Americans and see that capitalism works well, the more they will want peaceful change in Cuba.”
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.
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.