09-23-16 Colorado Farm Bureau statement regarding China beef ban lift

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Colorado Farm Bureau statement regarding China beef ban lift

Centennial, Colo. –  Sept. 23, 2016 Colorado Farm Bureau is pleased that China has lifted its ban on U.S. beef. After having been banned for 13 years, the United States and China can now begin negotiations on specific conditions under which trade can resume. China’s announcement indicates it will accept beef from animals under 30 months of age.

“With live calf prices falling significantly from the highs we have seen, regaining market access into China will be a big benefit for Colorado beef producers,” said Don Shawcroft, Colorado Farm Bureau president, “while we understand that the process is in its early stages, as a beef state, Colorado can only benefit from this increased trade.”

Colorado Farm Bureau (CFB) is the state’s largest grassroots organization with more than 25,000 members across the state. CFB seeks to promote and protect the future of agriculture and rural values.