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Rick Crawford Representing Arkansas' First District
U.S. Congressman Rick Crawford Representing Arkansas' First District

Cuba Trade

    Members of Congress introduce bipartisan bill to help farmers export to Cuba

    Members of Congress introduce bipartisan bill to help farmers export to Cuba Written by: Engage Cuba Published by: Farm Forum WASHINGTON, D.C.— On March 29, U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford (R-AR-1) and Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) introduced the Cuba Agricultural Exports Act (H.R. 1898), legislation that would make it easier for American farmers to sell to our island neighbor by removing arbitrary restrictions on private financing for U.S. agricultural exports to Cuba. Cuba imports nearly 80% of it...

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    Arkansan sees path for Cuba trade bill; Crawford measure stalled in past, but key dissenters have since departed

    Arkansan sees path for Cuba trade bill; Crawford measure stalled in past, but key dissenters have since departed Written by: Frank Lockwood Published by: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette WASHINGTON — With Democrats in the House majority and with a couple of key foes no longer on Capitol Hill, supporters of increased agriculture sales to Cuba see an opening for passage of a bill addressing the issue. “I think our chances of moving our Cuba trade bill have increased tremendously, so we’re going to make t...

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    Provision in new Farm Bill could help Arkansas farmers sell crops in Cuba

    Provision in new Farm Bill could help Arkansas farmers sell crops in Cuba Written by: George Jared Published by: Talk Business & Politics The newly minted Farm Bill contains a provision that will allow U.S. agricultural producers to use federal market promotion dollars for exports to Cuba. This is the first law to repeal part of the U.S. embargo on Cuba in nearly 20 years and lays the groundwork for comprehensive trade between the United States and Cuba, according to Engage Cuba, a non-profit gr...

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    Farm Bill provision to open doors to Arkansas crop trade in Cuba

    Farm Bill provision to open doors to Arkansas crop trade in Cuba Published by: KAIT 8 JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A provision in the recently approved Farm Bill could help Arkansas farmers find another market for their products. According to content partner Talk Business & Politics, the provision will help U.S. agricultural providers use federal market promotion dollars for exports to Cuba. A trade embargo was introduced in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy against the Communist nation due to the act...

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    Farm bill’s expansion of trade opportunities between the US and Cuba historic and mutually beneficial

    Farm bill’s expansion of trade opportunities between the US and Cuba historic and mutually beneficial Written by: Sen. Boozman and Rep. Crawford Published by: The Hill The 2018 farm bill is a huge victory for U.S. farmers. The bipartisan legislation improves food security, strengthens crop insurance and reinvests in America’s rural economy. It is especially critical for Arkansas, where agriculture accounts for about one in every six jobs and adds nearly $16 billion to the state’s economy. Expand...

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    Rep. Crawford Reacts to Passage of the Farm Bill Conference Report

    Washington, DC - Today, the House of Representatives passed the Conference report to H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 by a record high vote of 369-47. Following passage of the legislation Crawford released the following statement: “Given the importance of agriculture to Arkansas’ economy, I’m pleased to see the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. This farm bill provides important updates to our food security system, delivers a robust crop insurance system, removes burdensome SAM/DUNs...

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    Cuba Libre!

    Cuba Libre! Published by: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette It's no secret that agriculture makes up a good chunk of our state's economy. We keep growing food, and folks in other states and countries keep eating it. (Amazing how that works.) But farmers in Arkansas are a bit restricted at the moment when it comes to one particular market: a police state of note in a certain island country a few miles south of Florida's coast. In 2014, then-President Obama normalized relations with Cuba and ended decades...

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    Arkansas Lawmaker Aims to Help US Agribusiness Boost Sales to Cuba

    Arkansas Lawmaker Aims to Help US Agribusiness Boost Sales to Cuba Published by: KARK HAVANA (AP) — Representatives from the United States' agricultural sector, include U.S. Congressman Rick Crawford of Arkansas, arrived in Cuba on Thursday for a conference aimed at promoting sales, one of the few U.S. business areas allowed to deal with the island under a half-century-old trade embargo that Cuban leaders blame for most of its economic troubles. The U.S.-Cuba Agriculture Coalition will explore p...

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    U.S. agribusiness representatives travel to Cuba

    U.S. agribusiness representatives travel to Cuba Written by: Hatzel Vela Published by: Local10.com HAVANA - Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Jonesboro, didn't waste any time. He traveled to Cuba right after voters re-elected the military veteran to his fifth term representing Arkansas' 1st District -- the largest rice-growing district in the country. Crawford, 52, was among the Americans with the U.S. Agricultural Coalition for Cuba, or USACC, who were in Havana on Thursday to participate in a three-day co...

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    Louisiana rice producers join over 60 groups to support Farm Bill Cuba Provision

    Louisiana rice producers join over 60 groups to support Farm Bill Cuba Provision Written by: S. Jacobs Published by: News 15 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Louisiana rice producers, including the Louisiana Rice Promotion Council and Kennedy Rice, joined a bipartisan group of over 60 agriculture associations, businesses, and elected officials across 17 states in urging House and Senate Agriculture Committees to include a provision in the 2018 farm bill that the Congressional Budget Office determined w...

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