Connecting with Cuba

by Carey Martin, Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation

Renewing Trade - Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation's Avery Davidson traveled to Cuba in April of this year.  He will be returning this week to report on a Louisiana trade mission's efforts to forge trade relationships and open a new market for Louisiana farmers.

Renewing Trade - Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation's Avery Davidson traveled to Cuba in April of this year.  He will be returning this week to report on a Louisiana trade mission's efforts to forge trade relationships and open a new market for Louisiana farmers.

The possibility of trade with Cuba can be a divisive subject in certain circles, but when it comes to Louisiana agriculture, there seems to be universal support for opening that market for Louisiana farmers.  

We are happy to host this blog to bring you the story of those paving the way for trade relations with Cuba.  Our own Avery Davidson is making his second trip to Cuba this year, following a trip in April with Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham and Arkansas Congressman Rick Crawford.  I'm looking forward to hearing Avery's perspective on any changes that have happened there over the last few months.  

Several others have agreed to contribute to the blog, including Veronica Mosgrove with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry and Tammi Arrender of KNOE-TV 8 in Monroe.  Larry Sides of SIDES and Associates has agreed to contribute some photographs as well.  

Be sure to check back daily for details and perspectives on this exciting journey.

Carey Martin
Editor