Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Delaware business makes export agreement with Cuba

WMDT 47 ABC, Delaware

DOVER, Del. (AP) -

A Delaware poultry business has signed an agreement with Cuba to ship its products there.

Mountaire Farms will begin shipping containers of chicken to the country in May.

The company's president, John Wise, says he worked with Delaware Agriculture Secretary Michael Scuse. He said it was a challenge that required negotiating and building relationships with Cuban officials.

He said Cuba is a natural customer since it has 11 (m) million people living nearby.

Scuse said a March trip to Cuba was very helpful to find other avenues for exporting Delaware goods to the country. 38 other states export goods to Cuba.

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