On Wednesday, September 14 Matt Gibson, Vice President and General Manager of Bunge North America’s Grain Unit testified on behalf of NAEGA before the House Committee on Agriculture regarding American agricultural trade with Cuba. During his testimony Mr. Gibson emphasized the value to both U.S. exporters and Cuban consumer of increased agricultural trade with the island and highlighted continuing obstacles faced by grain exporters doing business with Cuba. Mr. Gibson was joined by five other witnesses during the hearing, including NAEGA member CoBank.
Chairman Conaway’s opening statement, the official press release, and the archived recording of the hearing are all available on event page of the Committee on Agriculture’s website. A copy of Mr. Gibson’s testimony can be found here. For more information on the hearing or to learn more about NAEGA efforts to promote increased trade with Cuba through the U.S. Agricultural Coalition for Cuba (USACC), please contact Gary or Ryan.