August 18, 2010 – 11:07 AM
ND agriculture commissioner to lead Cuba trade trip; 8th such mission
organized by agency
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug
Goehring on Wednesday said he will lead a five-person trade mission to
Cuba in September.
He says the emphasis will be on selling dry edible peas and dry beans,
staples of the Cuban diet, as well as dried distillers grains for
Goehring says officials also hope to finalize the documents needed to
ship North Dakota potatoes to Cuba.
The group leaves Sept. 22 and returns three days later. It will be the
eighth trade mission organized by the state Agriculture Department. Past
exports to Cuba have included dry beans, pasta, dry peas, semolina flour