Protecting the health of the U.S. cattle herd – Voice Of Muscatine


Protecting the health of the U.S. cattle herd

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says the push-back on the USDA’s decision to allow imports of Paraguayan beef is solely about protecting the health of the U.S. cattle herd.

Kent Bacus, director of Government Affairs with NCBA, says the US food supply is the safest in the world. “The information that was used to determine the equivalency for animal health was very old,” he says. We were simply relying on Paraguay’s word instead of actually verifying that with boots on the ground and transparent and accountable auditing.”

He tells Brownfield that NCBA has made the expectations very clear for countries wanting to trade with the U.S. 

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