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Expand trade with Cuba

Good for the House Agriculture Committee for voting last week to ease trade and travel restrictions with Cuba. Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Hays, who was one of the sponsors of the legislation, said that the vote was "a victory for America's farmers and ranchers." Jerry McReynolds, a Kansas farmer who is president of the National Association of Wheat Growers, said that the United States is "long overdue to make commonsense changes to our policy concerning Cuba, which has done nothing but hamstring agriculture's competitiveness in this neighboring market and hurt our agricultural economy."