Cuba Ripe With Ag Opportunities
Rosman: “Cuba is very undeveloped in a lot of ways. They are not the third world impoverished country I really anticipated seeing when we went down there. Politically, we learned a lot. We learned that the embargo really isn’t helping the U.S. and it is not helping Cuba by any means. We really saw that they people are happy. They don’t necessarily know what else is out there but they are happy and they are thriving. They have housing and have food and are taken care of. It was really eye opening to see just how a totally different government works and see how that really affects their citizens but it was really eye opening to see how that works and how vastly different it is from the U.S.”
So are the opportunities for U.S. producers and ag companies in Cuba?
Rosman: “We think there is a ton of opportunity down there. We went to a small organic farm one day and a Tobacco farm. There is lot of viable, tillable land out there that is not touched simply because they don’t have the technology, they don’t have the tractors, they don’t have the implements to make this work land work for them.”