Nebraska Cattlemen Issue Statement Supporting Trade Agreement with Japan

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LINCOLN, NE (September 25, 2019) – Nebraska Cattlemen President Mike Drinnin issued the following statement regarding today’s announcement that tariffs on U.S. beef exports to Japan will be significantly reduced:

“Year after year, Nebraska’s beef producers have seen demand for our product continue to grow in Japan’s market. Unfortunately, these gains have been offset by Japan’s massive 38.5% tariff attached to U.S. beef. Today’s announcement means that Nebraska’s livestock industry will finally be at a level playing field with our biggest competitors in our number one export market. Given the current volatility in the cattle market, crippling floods, and a devastating fire at the Tyson plant in Holcomb, KS, Nebraska’s cattle industry desperately needed a win. Today, we have it, and we thank the Administration for delivering this key victory.”

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