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Mark Froemke letter: House Cuba action was out of touch

As if the Republican-dominated North Dakota Legislature needed to provide any further evidence of just how out of touch and downright wacky it has become, the defeat of a resolution encouraging trade with Cuba by the House of Representatives pret...

As if the Republican-dominated North Dakota Legislature needed to provide any further evidence of just how out of touch and downright wacky it has become, the defeat of a resolution encouraging trade with Cuba by the House of Representatives pretty much seals the case.

North Dakota family farmers are hanging on by a thread after years of failed Republican farm policy. We are beginning to open up a new market in Cuba. That country is buying our farm products and there is potential for much, much more.

And Republican legislators turn around and defeat a resolution encouraging that trade to develop even more.

Citizens of North Dakota won't forget this vote nor the GOP politicians who apparently support grain embargoes. Earth to Republicans -- what are you thinking?

Mark Froemke

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