jueves, 26 de marzo de 2009

Texas farm exports to Cuba nearly double

Texas farm exports to Cuba have nearly doubled in the last year in line with Cuba’s appetite for American agriculture, but that trend may falter along with the slumping global economy.
C. Parr Rosson III, a Texas A&M professor and agriculture economist, said Texas farmers sent $85 million to $90 million of wheat, corn, soybeans and frozen chickens to Cuba last year as U.S. farm exports to Cuba surged from $430 million in 2007 to $715 million.
Tourists visiting Cuba accounted for much of the demand for U.S. farm goods and provided the foreign exchange needed to buy such goods, Rosson said.
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Photo: a farm worker shucks corn on a small private farm in the province of Santiago de Cuba (The Miami Herald).

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