NAWG Participates in U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba Press Conference

NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, NAWG President Brett Blankenship joined farm leaders from the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba (USACC) to show support for the progress made to open up trade with Cuba and advance the agricultural exports and industry. Speakers at the press conference shared experiences they have had in Cuba, and discussed opportunities, as well as challenges, that exist to further expand this market and strengthen the relationship the U.S. has with a country so close to home.

“I love any chance that other grower leaders and I have to discuss these great opportunities we have to strengthen our market share and trade,” said Blankenship. “Not only do wheat growers need this new market, all of agriculture needs this new market, and it is my hope that action will come quickly.”

NAWG is a member of the U.S. Ag Coalition for Cuba, a broad coalition of more than 100 agriculture organizations and businesses seeking to liberalize trade with Cuba. The coalition formed a year ago following President Obama’s announcement of several Administration efforts to ease some trade and travel restrictions.