Attacks against the Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America (R-CALF) and the Organization of Competitive Markets (OCM) are called “desperate” and “coordinated,” says David Muraskin.
U.S. beef has full access into the Japanese market for the first time in 16 years, but it is still not at a level playing field compared to countries who remained in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement.
Japan on Friday lifted longstanding restrictions on U.S. beef in an agreement announced by USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue. The move is expected to pave the way for expanded sales to the U.S.’s top beef export market.
U.S. President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said they have agreed to intensify trade consultations between the two longtime allies, with an aim to expand investment and trade between their countries.
North Carolina Pork Council CEO Andy Curliss sees firsthand the devastation hurricanes can cause farmers. But activist groups are already using this coming storm to advance their anti-agriculture agenda,