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Perdue, others going to Cuba to promote trade

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Sonny Perdue is taking a group of Georgia agricultural business leaders to Cuba to explore trade and tourism with the island nation.

The 43-person delegation is scheduled to leave from Atlanta on Sunday bound for Havana, Cuba. Members of the group include officials from the state's poultry, dairy farmer and agribusiness associations, as well as University of Georgia officials and state lawmakers.

The 2-day trip will include meetings with Cuban government officials and a visit to the Latin American School of Medicine.

Georgia ranks third among U.S. states exporting to Cuba, which include poultry, soybeans, pork, sausage and margarine.

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