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Cuba, Organics and US Farmers
When third-generation farmer Rick Roth envisions the possible end of the long U.S. trade embargo on Cuba, just across the Florida straits, he sees potential competition. And he worries about diseases, pests and invasive species.
While many U.S. agricultural producers and businesses are eager to start exporting to Cuba, Florida farmers say the Obama administration’s plan to allow Cuban imports threatens their $8 billion a year business.