Dwight Roberts, President & CEO of the US Rice Producers Association and in representation of its charter member, the Texas Rice Council, gave testimony earlier this week at a public hearing at the State Capitol on Texas House Concurrent Resolution 33 calling on the U.S. Congress to end the Cuba embargo. The resolution is an initiative of Rep. Rafael Anchia (District 103-Dallas), chair of the Committee on International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs for the Texas House of Representatives. Mark Keough (District 15-The Woodlands) serves as vice-chair.
Dwight talked about why normal trade with Cuba is long overdue for agriculture, trade and as good policy with a neighboring country. Afterwards Dwight made comments on Texas House Resolution 408 that urges the U.S. Congress to preserve the North American Free Trade Agreement that has come under debate in Washington, DC.