President Trump sent out a Twitter message Wednesday afternoon, announcing a new trade deal with China.
“After 14 years, U.S. beef hits Chinese market. Trade deal an exciting opportunity for agriculture,” Trump stated in his Twitter post.
He included a link to an article in a Cedar Rapids, Iowa paper, The Gazette, confirming that, after a 14-year ban, U.S. beef will again be shipped to China, with the first shipment going from a meatpacker plant in Omaha, Nebraska.
“After 14 years, U.S. beef hits Chinese market. Trade deal an exciting opportunity for agriculture.” https://t.co/gDGgejqFMs
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 12, 2017
China closed the door to U.S. beef in 2003, over fears of mad cow disease, when they had been importing about $70 million worth of beef per year. The country’s other supplies have been Australia and Uruguay, but China is once again taking beef products from the United States as well.
The Gazette reported that, prior to the ban in 2003, China mostly imported beef tongues, kidneys and livers but today, there is more demand for higher-value cuts and steak.
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