Brazilian Beef Suspended and Total Red Meat Production Record
**The US has suspended all imports of fresh beef from Brazil amid continued food safety concerns.
Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says ensuring the safety of the nation’s food supply is a top priority.
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has been inspecting 100% of …
Perdue Likes Renegotiation of NAFTA; Broadband in Rural America
**After newly confirmed U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer notified Congress last week that President Trump intends to renegotiate NAFTA, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue gave his stamp of approval.
Perdue says "While NAFTA has been an overall positive for American agriculture, any trade deal …
U.S. Beef to Brazil and Trump Nominees This Week
**It took a little more than 13 years, but the U.S. is again exporting beef to Brazil after a ban that started when bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE, was first discovered in the U.S. in 2003.
That's welcome news to U.S. cattle ranchers and packers, but there is still some animosity in th…
China Bans Brazilian Beef; Trump Proclaims Nat’l Ag Day
** China has suspended all meat imports from Brazil in the wake of a scandal involving Brazil’s meat industry.
Ag economist Alton Kalo with Steiner Consulting says since China has not yet resumed buying U.S. beef, China could turn to Argentina, Australia and New Zealand to meet its needs, which could…