US farm delegation sizes up prospects with Cuba visit

John Block, US Secretary of Agriculture during the Reagan presidency, gives a speech during a meeting between Cuban and US agriculture businessmen in Havana on March 2, 2015An American food and farm industries delegation visited Cuba on Monday, sizing up the potential for doing bigger business with the Americas’ only communist-run nation. US President Barack Obama and President Raul Castro took the world by surprise in December when they announced their decision to seek closer relations and end more than half a century of enmity. “We know and understand the majority of the US Congress actually agrees with us (that US economic sanctions should end),” said Devry Boughner Vorwerk.

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