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.READ MORE: Undefeated Gophers Getting Along Just Fine Under Ben Johnson
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.READ MORE: Vikings Leaning Hard On Justin Jefferson In Quest To Save Season
“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.”MORE NEWS: Source: Cheryl Reeve To Be Next US Women's Basketball Team Coach
Klobuchar says she believes if the U.S. doesn’t seize the opportunity, other countries will.