News and Document archive source
copyrighted material disclaimer at bottom of page

NewsMinewar-on-terrorcuba — Viewing Item

Cuba crucial agricultural trade partner with US

Original Source Link: (May no longer be active)

National & World Ag News Headlines

Soybean Exports to Cuba Up 60-Percent
USAgNet - 01/05/2005

Agricultural goods produced in the United States and exported to Cuba have reached $298 million, more than double than in 2003, according to a Texas Cooperative Extension economist "Sales could exceed $400 million for 2004, ranking Cuba the 25th largest market for U.S. agricultural exports," said Dr. Parr Rosson, Extension economist and director of the Center for North American Studies at Texas A&M University, College Station.

"Growth in the Cuban market has become especially important as the U.S. agricultural trade surplus has narrowed over the last two years."

Importantly for Texas, Rosson said, rice was the top export to Cuba for the first eight months of 2004 with sales reaching $64 million.

"This is seven fold larger than for the same period of 2003 and four times greater than rice export sales to Cuba since shipments began in 2002."

Cuba is now the third largest market for U.S. rice behind Japan and Mexico. Key factors favoring U.S. rice are proximity and quick delivery, quality and cleanliness, and price, Rosson said.

"Cubans also have a preference for U.S. rice that dates to pre-embargo days when many local dishes were prepared using high quality rice varieties shipped from the United States."

Broiler exports have increased with sales reaching $45 million through the end of August.

"This eight-month total is 140 percent above the same period last year and even surpasses annual total broiler sales to Cuba for 2002 and 2003 by almost 20 percent," Rosson said.

"This export growth also benefits Texas and is especially important as the state recovers from outbreaks of avian influenza this past year."

Corn, wheat, milk, powder, soy flour and soybeans are among the other top exports, he said. Wheat exports to Cuba are 100 percent above 2003, while corn exports are up 87 percent and soybeans are up 60 percent.

Amnesty cuba dissidents { April 2 2003 }
Anti castro aid
Anti castro regufees { November 12 2002 }
Bush denounces cuba spanish broadcast { May 20 2003 }
Bush eyes cuba regime change { October 10 2003 }
Bush speech cnn
Bush speech cuba { May 20 2002 }
Carter backs castro on cuba wmd lie
Carter says no proof of cuba bioweapons { May 14 2002 }
Castro accuses bush of plotting with cuban exiles
Castro accuses bush provoking war { May 1 2003 }
Castro denies { May 11 2002 }
Castro invites mahmoud abmadinejad to cuba { February 8 2006 }
Castro to ban use of dollar
Castro us lies { May 11 2002 }
Cia ties to kill castro with exploding cigar { October 19 2000 }
Concerns biological weapons
Cuba accuses meddling { November 9 2002 }
Cuba crackdown 80 trials { April 4 2003 }
Cuba crackdown
Cuba crucial agricultural trade partner with US
Cuba denounces brutal bush measures { May 7 2004 }
Cuba in the cross hairs { October 24 2003 }
Cuba says bioweapons charge pretext to invade
Cuba to defend herself against us
Cuban accused face trial
Dissidents were informers { April 24 2003 }
Florida more anti cubans { November 14 2002 }
Israel sides usa
Policy favors refugees
President calls for cuban recruits to florida
Senate approves easing cuba travel { October 24 2003 }
Tesions over cubans fleeing to united states { December 18 2005 }
Un against embargo { November 12 2002 }
United nations to vote to condemn sanctions
Us may punish cubans { April 17 2003 }
Us orders explusion 14 diplomats { May 14 2003 }
US pays fidel 4k a month for guantanamo bay
White house tightens cuba travel money { May 7 2004 }

Files Listed: 39


CIA FOIA Archive

National Security
Support one-state solution for Israel and Palestine Tea Party bumper stickers JFK for Dummies, The Assassination made simple