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Published August 18, 2010, 07:51 AM

Goehring to lead trade mission to Cuba

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring on Wednesday said he will lead a five-person trade mission to Cuba in September.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring on Wednesday said he will lead a five-person trade mission to Cuba in September.

He says the emphasis will be on selling dry edible peas and dry beans, staples of the Cuban diet, as well as dried distillers grains for livestock feed.

Goehring says officials also hope to finalize the documents needed to ship North Dakota potatoes to Cuba.

The group leaves Sept. 22 and returns three days later. It will be the eighth trade mission organized by the state Agriculture Department. Past exports to Cuba have included dry beans, pasta, dry peas, semolina flour and wheat.

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