July 2014, the USACC is Established

The USACC would grow to over 100 national and state agriculture organizations, and hold its first press conference at the National Press Club in January 2015

USACC Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Cuba Agriculture

The USACC signs an MOU with the largest agricultural holding company in Cuba

twith a priorities areas of cooperation including two-way trade, investment, sustainability, farmer training, and finance.

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The USACC leads over 25 Agriculture Delegations to Cuba

We have brought together over 850 farmers and farm groups to Cuba to exchange ideas, know-how, and increase understanding between U.S. and Cuba agriculture. Delegations have included the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, 12 state farm bureaus, American Soybean Association, 5 bi-partisan congressional delegations, the American Agriculture Editors Association, and farmers from over 40 states. We also helped organize the only Federal Check off funded programs to Cuba for both Soybeans, Chicken, and Potatoes.

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USACC supports first legislation passed on Cuba in 17 years, as the Farm Bill permits trade promotion programs to be used in Cuba

Working with partners across the state, the Farm Bill passes to include MAP/FMD funded programs to be used in Cuba. 

To see the FMD/MAP text in the Farm Bill, Click Here

USACC works with Obama Administration to improve political relations

U.S. Agriculture support is instrumental in supporting historical change between the U.S. and Cuba

To learn more of the Obama administration efforts in Cuba Click Here

USACC meets with Cuba's new president to discuss agriculture

Cuba's new president Miguel Díaz-Canel invited agriculture leaders to discuss the importance of agricultural trade and investment between the U.S. and Cuba. Participants from the USACC include Paul Johnson, Mark Albertson with IL Soybean, Jason Davenport with USA Potatoes, and U.S. Grains Council president Tom Sleight.

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USACC publishes Agriculture White Paper

Working with partners across the country, the White Paper details agriculture opportunities for 16 states if normalized trade relations were open between the U.S. and Cuba.

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USACC participates in 40 Conferences around the Country

Conference participation for over 40 organizations across the country including the Economist Summit, Florida Bar Association, Commodity Classic, AS/COA, and state, national, and international institutions. We have also organized four agriculture conferences in Cuba where farm groups from both countries have exchanged ideas to improve agriculture trade relations.

For conference participation or assistance with presentation material, please contact us.

USACC in the Press

USACC members have appeared in local, national, and international news advocating for improved agriculture trade relations

To see a sampling of press releases and USACC in the news click here

Inform, Advocate, Educate

We continue to provide Advisories, Legislative updates, Policy analysis, agriculture statistics and reports that inform our members and policy makers of the benefits to increased agricultural cooperation.

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