Nebraska beef producers should be able to sell more beef to Japan now that that country has eased restrictions on American beef
Nebraska beef producers should be able to sell more beef to Japan now that that country has eased restrictions on American beef.
State Ag Japanese-US agreement will lift restrictions on nearly all United States beef imported to Japan.
Ag Director Greg Ibach says the announcement is very good news for Nebraska. . .
State Agriculture Director Greg Ibach: "last year"
Japan banned American beef imports in 2003 over fears about mad-cow disease. It relaxed them in 2005 and further relaxed them this week.
Japan has largly lifted its restrictions on the importing of United States beef, a big relief for Nebraska beef producers.
State Agriculture Director Greg Ibach says the work the United States and Japan put in to resolving worries about mad-cow disease should bring benefits in the long run. . .
Ibach; "confidence to purchase"
Japan banned beef imports from the US in 2003 due to fears about mad-cow disease. It allowed some American beef imports beginning in 2005 and greatly lifted those restrictions this week.
Japan is Nebraska's number one beef market.
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(courtesy of Nebraska Radio Network)