NCBA CLUSA President and CEO Mike Beall’s testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture is now available via C-SPAN on NCBA CLUSA’s website.
Click here to watch Beall highlight the vital role co-ops are playing in Cuba’s emerging private sector. Beall’s testimony begins an hour and twenty minutes into the video.
Beall was invited by U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, to participate in this hearing on the opportunities and challenges surrounding agriculture trade with Cuba. The conversation comes as lawmakers explore the potential benefits of lifting the embargo on trade with Cuba.
Beall’s testimony led the second panel and made the case for cooperatives as the foundation of a market-based economy in Cuba.
Look for NCBA CLUSA’s full coverage of Beall’s testimony in a special report this week and in next week’s CBJ Online.