Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced an upcoming trade mission to Cuba. He’s hoping to expand agricultural business but also to lay the groundwork for trade in other sectors once U.S. Cuban relations normalize.
While the U.S. embargo on Cuba remains in effect for now, exceptions to the trade ban for agricultural and medical products have been in place for the past decade.
Since then Cuba has been purchasing Virginia soybeans, apples, poultry and pork. But recently those sales are down.