Monday, December 7, 2009
Virginia expects food exports to Cuba to rise
The Associated Press
RICHMOND, Va. — State officials say Virginia's agricultural exports to
Cuba are expected to rise by more than 10 percent this year.
Agricultural exports to Cuba, including apples, poultry and soybeans,
were worth about $45 million in the first nine months of 2009, according
to preliminary figures from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services. That compares with $40.7 million worth of exports in
all of 2008.
Agriculture Commissioner Todd Haymore says Cuban officials told a state
delegation that recently visited the communist nation that agricultural
imports from the U.S. would be down about 37 percent in 2009.
Poultry Today – poultryandeggnews.com (7 December 2009)