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U.S. Beef Industry to President Trump: Please Help Get U.S. Beef Back into China

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association sent a coalition letter to President Donald Trump, urging him to raise the restoration of U.S. beef access to China when he meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping in April. Leaders from the U.S. Meat Export Federation and the North American Meat Institute also signed the letter.


NCBA Holding Legislative Conference

Cattle producers from across the country are in Washington D.C. for the annual National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Legislative Conference. It’s a chance for their members to meet with key congressional and agency influencers to talk about issues of importance to the industry. While a variety of issues will be discussed, NCBA President Craig Uden says one of those is …

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Orientation for Florida Beef Council

During the recent Florida Beef Council (FBC) quarterly meeting, representatives on the Council were able to get a refresher course and learn more about what will be taking place this year. FBC CEO Jim Handley explains.

China, Others, Resume Meat Imports from Brazil

Bans on meat imports from Brazil following the announced investigation into alleged bribery over meat safety issues were short-lived as China, Chile and Egypt have resumed imports from Brazil.

JBS Suspends Brazil Product After Meat Scandal

The world’s biggest packer, JBS, suspended meat production at 33 of its 36 meatpacking plants in Brazil as countries continue to ban Brazilian beef due to the corruption scandal and ongoing investigation.

Amid Brazil Scandal, Groups Urging Reconsideration of COOL

Amid a meat safety issue in Brazil and a trade priorities list from President Trump, some groups are calling for the reconsideration of country-of-origin meat labeling. COOL was repealed by Congress in late 2015 when the World Trade Organization authorized retaliatory measures against the U.S. because of the legislation.

Farm to Fork Tours Funded by Beef Checkoff Dollars

In our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Cliff Coddington from Bradenton, Florida has seen the success with Farm to Fork tours he’s helped to conduct over the past few years. And he knows these opportunities would not have been available if it wasn’t for the beef checkoff.

Brazil Meat Scandal an “Economic Embarrassment”

Brazil President Michel Temer (Mee’-shell Tuh-mehr’) called the recent scandal around Brazil’s sale of expired meats to other countries an “economic embarrassment” on Tuesday while more countries suspended meat imports from his nation.

USDA on Tainted Brazilian Meat

None Has Entered U.S., 100 Percent Re-Inspection Instituted The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced additional steps to keep the food supply safe for American families in light of the recent investigations of Brazil’s meat industry. While none of the slaughter or processing facilities implicated in the Brazilian scandal have shipped meat products to …

Brazil Beef Scandal Limiting Global Options for Buyers

A sanitary inspection bribery scheme in Brazil means less options for global buyers of beef. That could mean more opportunity to export U.S. beef to nations seeking to block imports from Brazil.