Governors Make Sales Trips to Cuba
Idaho's newly elected governor, C.L. "Butch" Otter, and his 35 member delegation arrived in Havana, Cuba yesterday for a four-day trade mission. According to press reports, the trade mission includes Governor Otter and his wife; two members of the Idaho Potato Commission; officials from Idaho operations of Swiss seedmaker Syngenta; business professors from Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg; milk company executives; an Idaho Falls health care products maker; Marty Peterson, a University of Idaho official trying to save author Ernest Hemingway's Cuban house; and Elizabeth Murtland, of the Hands of Hope medical mission.
Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman recently returned from a trip to Cuba. During the trip contracts worth approximately $16 million were signed for the purchase of 75,000 tons of Nebraska wheat and pork products.