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Published November 16, 2010, 03:27 PM

Ag Commissioner Goehring to Lead Trade Delegation to Cuba

The seven-person group is to leave Saturday for Havana and return to Bismarck Nov. 24. It will be the eighth Cuban trade mission organized by the state Agriculture Department.

By: Associated Press,

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is leading a trade delegation to Cuba.

The seven-person group is to leave Saturday for Havana and return to Bismarck Nov. 24. It will be the eighth Cuban trade mission organized by the state Agriculture Department.

Goehring says the group will meet with officials from Alimport, Cuba's food purchasing agency. He says the focus will be on selling dry edible beans, peas, wheat and distillers grains to the island nation.

Goehring says officials also will continue to work on finalizing the documents needed to ship North Dakota potatoes to Cuba.

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