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· Beef Deal With The European Union A Big Win For U.S. Cattle Producers
· Austrian farmers concerned about EU-U.S. beef deal: industry group
Beef Deal With The European Union A Big Win For U.S. Cattle Producers
Radio 570 WNAX (SD)
Aug 6, 2019
President Donald Trump has signed a trade agreement with the European Union which gives the U.S. a larger share of Europe’s beef market. Under the deal, the U.S. will nearly triple its yearly duty free beef exports to the E.U. Nebraska Cattlemen Association President Mike Drinnen says having a 35,000 metric ton duty free quota is a big win for U.S. agriculture.
He says having that market grow from $150 million to $420 million over seven years will give a huge economic boost to America’s cattle producers.
Drinnen says hopefully this recent quota free deal will lead to full beef market access into the E.U. in the future although there’s a lot of work to do to get there...
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Austrian farmers concerned about EU-U.S. beef deal: industry group
Source: Xinhua (China)| Editor: Wu Qin
VIENNA, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Austrian cattle farmers are concerned that the recently-announced beef deal between the European Union (EU) and the United States could impact their livelihoods, according to an industry interest group.
The deal announced on Friday means that the United States will be able to increase its beef exports to the EU, which will eventually reach up to 35,000 tons annually within seven years.
In response, Werner Habermann, head of Austrian industry representative group Arge Rind, warned of "cheap imports" and urged Austrian consumers to remain loyal by purchasing domestic meat.
Habermann said Austrian beef farmers have already had to contend with cheaper imports from Brazil and Argentina...