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Eighteen Illinois farmers will see market opportunities in Cuba up close during this year's Illinois Farm Bureau Market Study Tour.  IFB Senior Director of Commodities, Tamara Nelsen says the group typically goes to a market that is a huge potential market, like China, or one that they can learn something from, like European countries. But, she says Cuba has been a fascination to Illinois farmers for many years.  The group will be looking for direct trade opportunities either now or in the future.  It's a small market but it's already a huge destination for tourism and its proximity makes the United States a target for exports to the country.  Nelson says trade barriers has caused some setbacks in preparing for the trip but the group is set to leave on
June 28.

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