Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is on his way to Cuba Wednesday leading a delegation of U.S. government officials there through Saturday. USDA announced the trip late Monday. Vilsack said the trip would “be an opportunity to support the administration’s commitment to normalizing relations and empowering the Cuban people through bilateral agricultural engagement.” The proposed schedule includes meetings with Cuban government officials in agriculture, foreign affairs, and food purchasing. The delegation also plans to visit port facilities, markets and cooperatives, according to the Hagstrom Report. The delegation includes Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Representatives Terri Sewell of Alabama, Suzan DelBene of Washington and Kurt Shrader of Oregon.
Source: NAFB News Service