Parr Rosson, center, director of the Center for North American Studies with Texas AgriLife Extension at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, discusses U.S. farm exports to Cuba following his presentation at the 2011 World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif.
California table grapes are on the long list of U.S. crops and livestock products exported to Cuba annually.
Grain sorghum, pictured near Abernathy, Texas, is one of many Lone Star State commodities with export potential to Cuba.
More approved U.S. ports are needed to reduce shipping costs for U.S. farm exports to Cuba.
Cuba photo - Cuban farmers grow about half of the food requirements for the country’s 11.5 million residents. Hurricanes, insects, and water issues reduce Cuban crop yields.