WASHINGTON, DC – The Corn Refiners Association has joined with other agriculture groups to support ending the longstanding trade embargo against Cuba. Members of the newly formed U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba believe that it is time to allow open trade and investment.
The corn refining industry supports the advancement of greater market access for U.S. food and agricultural goods. In 2013, exports of refined corn products contributed nearly $3 billion to the U.S. economy. Re-establishing Cuba as a market will assist in the creation of new trade opportunities between the two countries.
Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary John Block expressed support for lifting the embargo, saying, “…What diplomats can accomplish at the negotiating table, farmers can accomplish at Cubans’ kitchen table; bringing our nations together over high quality food at a competitive price.”
Learn more about USACC by visiting: http://www.usagcoalitionforcuba.org
The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) is the national trade association representing the corn refining industry of the United States. CRA and its predecessors have served this important segment of American agribusiness since 1913. Corn refiners manufacture sweeteners, ethanol, starch, bioproducts, corn oil and feed products from corn components such as starch, oil, protein and fiber.