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China proposes standards on hormone residues in beef

China has drawn up food safety standards on residue limits of growth hormones in beef, a move seen as a further step towards opening up its market.

Cattlemen support modernizing NEPA
Woodall Says NEPA Has Become A Burden For Ranchers

NCBA's CEO says the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) has become a costly and time-consuming burden for America's ranchers, and cattlemen support modernization of the law.

Brazilian fresh beef imports may resume
Brazil Says It Has U.S. Approval To Resume Beef Imports

The U.S. has reopened its market to fresh Brazilian beef exports effective immediately, according to Brazilian Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias. NCBA opposes the resumption of trade.

U.S. beef could benefit from Chinese protein shortages.
U.S. Beef May Soon Benefit From China Demand, Marfrig Says

As African swine fever leaves China with a formidable protein gap, Brazilian meat producers have been rewarded with a boom in shipments. Now, that demand burst could start spreading into the U.S.

Coronavirus Still a Threat to Livestock Markets

Earlier at the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue addressed the scare of the coronavirus to the beef industry. It still remains a threat today.

AgDay Analysis With Cattle Expert Who Helped Officials Write NAFTA

NAFTA was a trade pact written in the early 1990s. Derrell Peel, an extension livestock specialist with Oklahoma State University, is one who aided and gave his insights when trade negotiators were writing the deal.

Florida Rancher Marty Smith Elected President of NCBA

Fifth-generation Florida rancher Marty Smith was elected president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) replacing Jennifer Houston of Sweetwater, Tenn., 2019 NCBA president.

Expect Big U.S. Beef Exports to Korea, Japan in 2020

U.S. beef exports continue to remain strong, according to USMEF. The Federation released its year-end numbers on 2019 export sales last week, and it says beef exports are down slightly from the record year of 2018.