Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211

advertisements
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


Just Because Beef Isn't on China's Short List for Tariffs - Yet - Doesn't Mean It Won't Still be Affected

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 11:48:27 CDT

Just Because Beef Isn't on China's Short List for Tariffs - Yet - Doesn't Mean It Won't Still be Affected


A lot of uncertainty remains in the industry currently, about how agriculture will fare in the near future with the Trump Administration’s aggressive trade stance as talk of tariffs with the Chinese and other countries as well continues to progress. Kent Bacus of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s DC office, told Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays, the President’s actions on trade really should not be a surprise to anyone who has followed his comments made stretching all the back to his campaign when he was then just a candidate seeking election.


“This is not something that is a big surprise to a lot of people,” Bacus said. “The administration has been very consistent in the fact that they are going to move forward with these trade actions. When you look at the Chinese specifically, obviously we were very excited about getting back into that market. But China has said they are going to look at a wide array of different items of importance and significance economically to their market. So, we don’t really know if beef is going to be on that list.”


Pork on the other hand, is known to be on the list. Bacus says as talks move forward, NCBA will closely monitor whether or not beef becomes a direct target for retaliatory tariffs by the Chinese. But if it is or not, beef will still be impacted as collateral damage from other ag commodities that incur sanctions. Nonetheless, Bacus insists that the White House should have a chance to work its strategy.


“If pork has a restriction, it would be naïve to think that beef would not be impacted as well. Anytime you have disruption in our ability to send products to consumers, whether it’s beef or any other ag commodities, that has an impact on everyone else,” he remarked. “The administration has a plan on how they’re going to move forward with this and we’re going to give them the opportunity to do that - and hopefully improve market access overall for US agriculture.”


Listen to Bacus and Hays discuss the threat of China’s tariff retaliation for US agriculture and other trade matters, on today’s Beef Buzz.


The Beef Buzz is a regular feature heard on radio stations around the region on the Radio Oklahoma Network and is a regular audio feature found on this website as well. Click on the LISTEN BAR below for today's show and check out our archives for older Beef Buzz shows covering the gamut of the beef cattle industry today.



   




   

Hear Bacus and Hays discuss the threat of China's tariff retaliation for US agriculture on today's show.
right-click to download mp3

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • State Lawmakers Believe Industrial Hemp Could be HUGE for Oklahoma Farmers- Cheer Bill Signed by the Governor  Tue, 24 Apr 2018 20:37:15 CDT
  • American Pecan Industry Launches First-Ever National Consumer Campaign as The Original Supernut  Tue, 24 Apr 2018 20:02:00 CDT
  • NAWG Pres. Jimmie Musick of Sentinel Says Patience is of Virtue as Farm Bill, Trade Talks Progress  Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:44:03 CDT
  • Dolese Brothers Company Donates Truck to Kildare Fire Department to Help Combat Wildfires  Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:06:19 CDT
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, APril 24, 2018  Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:55:56 CDT
  • Tuesday Market Wrap-Up with Justin Lewis  Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:47:00 CDT
  • Tuesday Afternoon Market Wrap-Up with Carson Horn   Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:39:19 CDT
  • Have a Vision and Stick to It - Advice for Ranches Big and Small from Joe Leathers of the Four Sixes  Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:30:51 CDT

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Livestock Exchange Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit P&K Equipment Stillwater Milling American Farmers & Ranchers KIS FUTURES, INC. Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association Oklahoma City Farm Show

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    Find more about Weather in Oklahoma City, OK

       
       
    © 2008-2018 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.