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Ag Groups Press Trump on Cuba

by staff writer

Over 100 U.S. agriculture groups are urging President-elect Donald Trump not to undo the changes that President Obama made in relation status between the U.S. and Cuba. Politico’s Morning Agriculture Report says they also want the President-elect to give his own stamp of approval on normalizing relations between the countries.

The groups want Trump to throw his support behind legislation that would allow private financing for the sale of agricultural products to make those goods easier to sell to the island country.

In a letter, the groups say, “It’s time to put the 17 million jobs associated with U.S. agriculture ahead of a few hardline politicians in Washington. Your support for removing outdated financing and trade barriers for exporting agricultural products to our neighbor could significantly strengthen an industry which supports 17 million American jobs.” The letter also says Trump’s support would pave the way for the Cuban people to have access to high-quality American food.