(WASHINGTON) –Senators Steve Daines (R-MT) and Jon Tester (D-MT) issued a letter supported by 37 Senators urging President Trump to prioritize U.S. beef access to China. The letter comes in advance of President Trump's visit with Chinese President Xi Jinping later this week.
United States Cattlemen's Association (USCA) President Kenny Graner issued the following statement:
"USCA appreciates Senator Daines and Senator Tester for leading this effort and thanks each and every Senator for signing on this letter. Market access to China is crucial for U.S. cattle producers. Success in this arena will drive increased optimism in the cattle market and increase demand for U.S beef.”
“China currently consumes around 13% of the world’s beef and is expected to increase their imports of red meat by nearly 24% in 2016, as compared to previous years. USCA members are eager to capitalize on this growing demand for meat products."
Read the full letter HERE.