KXMB, Bismark/Mandan, North Dakota
Jul 30 2007 9:42AM
(Mike Tanner, WDAY) Bismarck, N.D. (AP) Agriculture Commissioner Roger Johnson says Cuba will buy about 100 tons of seed potatoes from North Dakota.
Cuban inspectors were in the state last week to inspect seed potato fields in the Red River Valley.
It would be the first time Cuba has bought U-S seed potatoes.
Johnson says there will be at least two North Dakota potato growers who will execute the trade deal with Cuba.
He says the transaction will require Cuban inspectors to come back to the state again this fall to check on the potatoes as they are being prepared to be shipped out.