Over 80 Percent of Top U.S. Beef Partners at Risk of Trade Dispute

February 5, 2018 01:55 PM

Agriculture is facing anxious times as the export picture remains foggy with what the next year will bring. As the Cattle Inventory Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show wrapped up, AgDay national reporter Betsy Jibben talks with beef industry leaders and analysts about the uncertainty.

She talks with Colin Woodall, senior vice president of government affairs with NCBA; Trevor Amen, CoBank animal protein economist; Dan Halstrom, CEO and president of the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF); Craig VanDyke, market analyst with Top Third Ag Marketing; and Tucker Shaw, a livestock producer from Caldwell, Idaho.

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Spell Check

A W Young
Kuttawa, KY
2/6/2018 04:16 PM

  I am all for NAFTA being renewed with one important stipulation for MCOOL. How can US cattle producers survive when foreign beef is repackaged and cattle American Beef? Don't consumers and our export customers have the right to know the country of origin of their meat?