• Vilsack Announces USDA Post Added in Havana

    Jul 18, 2016
    On Saturday, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced during the National Governors Association Summer Meeting here that USDA would officially be sending a temporary detail to Havana, Cuba, later this year.
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  • First Anniversary of Reestablished Relations with Cuba

    Jul 08, 2016
    Yesterday, USA Rice staff attended a reception at the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba here to commemorate the first anniversary of reestablishing diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States.
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  • Rice Industry Cautiously Optimistic for Removal of Ag Financing Barriers with Cuba

    Jul 07, 2016
    In a swarm of legislative activity by Congress over the past three days, Rep. Rick Crawford (R-AR) last night withdrew his amendment to the House’s FY 2017 Financial Services Appropriations Bill that would have removed the restrictions on private financing by U.S. businesses for the sale of agricultural products to Cuba. Crawford’s effort to improve the underlying legislation had gained significant bipartisan support amongst several Members of Congress over the last two weeks since the amendment was first introduced.
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