Source: House Agriculture Committee

Last week, the House Agriculture Committee held a hearing to review U.S. agricultural sales to Cuba. Current U.S. policies hinder American agricultural producers who want to sell their products in Cuba.

"The restrictions on agricultural trade with Cuba have failed to achieve their stated goal, and instead they have hand-delivered an export market in our own backyard to the Brazilians, the Europeans, and our other competitors around the world," Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson said. "It's time we ask ourselves why we have in place policies that simply do not work and that only harm U.S. interests."

At the hearing, the American Soybean Association testified in favor of normalizing trade adn travel between U.S. and Cuba. ASA strongly supports HR 4645, the Travel Restriction Reform and Export Enhancement Act, which would eliminate financing and travel restrictions affecting trade with Cuba.

American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman also called on congressional members to support H.R. 4645

Original press release

Read the American Soybean Association's statement

Read the Farm Bureau statement