USACC Annual Celebration and Fly-in

On February 10-11, the U.S. Agricultural Coalition for Cuba (USACC) heldĀ an annual conference to mark the one year anniversary of the creation of the USACC, which the American Soybean Association (ASA) is a founding member of. The USACC held a press conference in which Secretary Vilsack was the keynote speaker. The Secretary spoke about the great work the USACC has done over the past year and also commented on the work yet to come in 2016. The event also featured remarks by a number of Members of Congress including the following:

  • The Honorable Heidi Heitkamp, U.S. Senate
  • The Honorable Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Senate
  • The Honorable Ralph Abraham, U.S. House of Representatives
  • The Honorable Cheri Bustos, U.S. House of Representatives
  • The Honorable Rick Crawford, U.S. House of Representatives
  • The Honorable Tom Emmer, U.S. House of Representatives
  • The Honorable Jim McGovern, U.S. House of Representatives
  • The Honorable Ted Poe, U.S. House of Representatives

On February 11, ASA participated in a USACC led advocacy day fly-in where members visited congressional office to advocate lifting barriers to trade with Cuba. The USACC recognized a number of bi-partisan bills introduced in both the House and Senate that seek to ease barriers to trade with Cuba.