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Vilsack visits Cuba, a first since 1961

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is visiting Cuba. It is the first official visit to the island country since 1961. Vilsack and his delegation will be in Cuba until Nov. 14. The group will meet with Cuban government officials in agriculture...

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack (L) shakes hands with Vice President of Cuba's Council of Ministers Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz (C) Nov. 11 in Havana. REUTERS/Enrique de la Osa

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is visiting Cuba. It is the first official visit to the island country since 1961.

Vilsack and his delegation will be in Cuba until Nov. 14. The group will meet with Cuban government officials in agriculture, foreign affairs, and food purchasing. The delegation also plans to visit port facilities, markets and cooperatives.

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