Purebred livestock producers in South Dakota would benefit from trade with Cuba. It provides  new opportunities to South Dakota's purebred livestock producers.

That's according to South Dakota Farmers Union President, Doug Sombke. He says,

Cuban livestock producers will be eager to access the quality genetics South Dakota cattle, sheep and hog seedstock producers have to sell.

Sombke stands with National Farmers Union  President, Roger Johnson, in applauding the Obama administration on the important steps announced December. 17, 2014, to normalize relations between the United States and Cuba.

"The embargo against Cuba had been going on longer than 40 years with little to show for it," Sombke said. "It's time to make changes that will not only help the people of Cuba, but will also open new markets for family farmers here in South Dakota and across the United States, who are always interested in new trade opportunities."