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· United States Cattlemen’s Association Wants South Korean FTA Redone
· OCM wants President to renegotiate beef trade deal with China
United States Cattlemen’s Association Wants South Korean FTA Redone
Radio 570 WNAX (SD)
Jul 17, 2017
United States Cattlemen Association members support the Trump administration’s efforts to renegotiate the U.S. South Korean Free Trade Agreement. USCA President Kenny Graner says he’s pleased U.S. Trade Ambassador Robert Lighthizer has formally requested talks with South Korea to look at possibly changing the trade pact and reducing the current $28 billion U.S. trade deficit.
He says many of the trade agreements the U.S. has need to be reviewed.
Graner says both the South Korean FTA as well as all the U.S. bilateral agreements need to have country of origin labeling included in them...
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OCM wants President to renegotiate beef trade deal with China
By Meghan Grebner, Brownfield
July 14, 2017
The Organization for Competitive Markets wants the Trump Administration to renegotiate the trade deal that resumes US beef exports to China.
Executive director Joe Maxwell says the current deal puts US farmers and ranchers at a disadvantage. “Currently it is clear from our side of the deal we’re going to allow Mexico and Canada to bring beef into the United States to be further processed and then shipped under our label,” he says. “We think that’s just wrong and it can be changed by the President.”
He tells Brownfield US producers are being held to a higher standard of traceability than their foreign counterparts. “US producers are going to have to have Premise ID,” he says. “They’re going to have to identify the farm in which the animal was born.
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Colin Woodall says the President and his staff spent months negotiating the return of US beef into China...
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