Thursday, April 27, 2006

Cuba to buy $20M more in Alabama farm goods

Cuba to buy $20M more in Alabama farm goods

APR. 26 7:31 P.M. ET Cuba agreed on Wednesday to buy another US$20
million (euro16.14 million) in agricultural goods from Alabama, one of
several U.S. farm states still pushing for more trade with the
communist-run island despite tightened U.S. restrictions.

Alabama Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks told a news conference that
his southern state's relationship with Cuba in recent years had been
"extremely important to the farmers of Alabama."

"Agriculture is very important to Alabama, representing 467,000 jobs,"
Sparks said. "The relationship with Cuba ensures we keep those jobs."

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