Beef Producers Urge Passage of TPP Trade Deal

September 1, 2016 05:00 PM

Looking for a boost for meat export prices, beef producers are hoping for passage of the Trans Pacific Partnership. The National Cattle and Beef Association is urging passage of the 12-nation trade deal, which would reduce Japan’s tariffs on beef from 38.5% to 9% over 16 years, according to Drovers Editor Greg Henderson. President Obama is planning to promote the trade deal during an upcoming trip to Asia.

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Madison, FL
9/2/2016 10:28 AM

  Bunk. Elect Trump & do a real trade deal.A lot of us will be dead in 16 years.

Kearney, NE
9/6/2016 06:38 AM

  The U.S. has imported more beef than it has exported in 19 of the last 24 years. Let that sink in for a moment; despite NAFTA and all of the other "free" trade agreements already in place, in 19 of the last 24 years the U.S. has imported more beef than we exported....apparently this idiot and the "leadership" of groups like NCBA and Farm Bureau want to continue that trend by adding another agreement where we import more than we export! Wow,....