China announced more than $60 billion of retaliatory tariffs on May 13th that includes a long list of foods produced in the United States, industry experts say the impact on U.S. agriculture is difficult to predict because many of the most damaging agricultural tariffs are already in place. The remaining foods now caught up in the latest round of tariff escalation, to go into effect June 1, are exported to China to a somewhat smaller degree. “On the beef side, it’s mostly a
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the United States and Japan have agreed on new terms and conditions that eliminate Japan’s longstanding restrictions on U.S. beef exports, paving the way for expanded sales to the United States’ top global beef market. Last week, on the margins of the G-20 Agriculture Ministerial Meeting in Niigata, Japan, Secretary Perdue met with Japanese government officials and affirmed the importance of science-based trade rules.
Kansas Cattlemen’s Association (KCA), in partnership with Zoetis, hosted a regional cattlemen’s meeting in Spearville, Kansas on the evening of May 21st to discuss industry topics. Stan O’Neil of Zoetis discussed animal health and wellness. Animal Health Commissioner, Dr. Justin Smith, provided detailed information on the Animal Health Department. Emily Voris with the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) Animal Health Department provided an overview of the Secure Food Suppl