Statement: House Agriculture Committee’s Hearing on American Agricultural Trade with Cuba

September 14, 2016
Washington, D.C.

“The National Turkey Federation applauds the House Ag committee’s examination of the financial mechanics needed to create a favorable and practical way for Cuba to import 80 percent of its food just 90 miles from its shores.  America’s turkey farmers recognize the potential of the Cuban market and support the repeal of restrictions on export financing.  US producers, if given the opportunity to compete in Cuba, can offer terms that are competitive when also allowed access to Department of Agriculture marketing programs that help the US compete in foreign markets.”

- NTF President Joel Brandenberger