Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Nebraska officials head to Cuba

Nebraska officials head to Cuba

Sunday 26th February, 2006 Posted: 23:11 CIT (04:11 +1 GMT)

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Officials from the US state of Nebraska hope to
drum up new business on their third visit to Cuba.

"We don’t have anything ready to be agreed to yet," said Greg Ibach,
director of the state’s agriculture department. "The purpose of this
trip is new business."

It’s not clear if Gov. Dave Heineman will make the trip.

On Heineman’s first trip to Cuba, in August, the Cubans agreed to buy
$30 million worth of Nebraska agriculture products.

On a second trip, in November, Heineman returned with contracts for the

Nebraska has sent dry edible beans, soybeans and wheat to Cuba, Ibach said.

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