North Dakota gets potato deal with Cuba
POSTED: 10:42 MDT Friday, June 15, 2007
by Eddie Kovsky
Tags – Agriculture, Butch Otter
For all the excitement Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's trip to Cuba generated,
Idaho didn't get a whole lot out of it.
The trip cost taxpayers $17,550, but the only trade deals the state got
were a $100,000 contract to ship pork to Cuba and an agreement to donate
There was some discussion of opening the Cuban market to Idaho potatoes,
but no agreements were finalized.
And now the Boise Weekly reports that the Great State of North Dakota
has reached an agreement to sell 100 tons of potatoes to Cuba.
And 10,000 tons of wheat.