NCBA and Missouri Cattlemen’s on Japan signing

The President of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says the signing of the U.S./Japan deal this week is welcome news for American families who produce U.S. beef and Japanese families who produce it.

Jennifer Houston attended the signing ceremony at the White House.

Missouri Cattlemen’s director Mike Deering tells Brownfield Ag News the doubters were wrong.

“It’s extremely encouraging that this has transpired. Many people said it would not, that it was impossible. And the administration proved otherwise.”

Deering says the timing is so important for cattle producers and all of U.S. agriculture, “Between weather and down markets and everything else in between this was really the right time and kind of gave some momentum to producers who were kind of struggling with where to go next.”

Japanese tariffs on U.S. beef will be lowered from 39% to around 27% which is what Australia, Canada, Mexico and New Zealand have with Japan.

Interview with Mike Deering

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