MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D) says opening trade with Cuba would be great for Minnesota

She’s leading the effort in the Senate to lift the Cuban trade embargo. Klobuchar says there are lot of opportunities for the Midwest to supply Cuba with beef and with crops.

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She met with several business leaders in D.C. before she took the plan to the White House. Republican representative Tom Emmer is also pushing the bill.

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“This is something that presents some great opportunities to Minnesota for jobs,” Klobuchar said. “The more we can make goods from Minnesota or bring soybeans down to Cuba, whethere we’re exporting corn or poultry, this is good for our state.”

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Klobuchar says she believes if the U.S. doesn’t seize the opportunity, other countries will.