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


Everything You Need to Know About Trump's Deal with the EU to Increase Market Access for US Beef

Mon, 05 Aug 2019 12:19:15 CDT

Everything You Need to Know About Trump's Deal with the EU to Increase Market Access for US Beef


This past Friday, President Donald Trump presided over a news conference announcing a deal between the European Union and the United States that will increase access for US beef exports into the EU. For about a decade, the US has exported beef to the EU as part of a 45,000 mt. quota that was specifically established by the EU for the US. However, Kent Bacus, director of international trade and market access for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, explains that quota has been eroded over the years as other nations have worked to meet the specs outlined in that quota - which did not specifically name the US - allowing these other countries a foot in the door. He spoke with Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays about the President’s announcement and how the deal that has been brokered will reverse that erosion of US market share in the EU.


According to Bacus, the deal that was announced on Friday takes that existing quota from a decade ago and “puts a fence around a substantial potion of it for the US.” The deal still has to be approved by the EU’s parliament and down the road, Bacus says the US will have to eventually engage in negotiations with the EU to settle its terms of trade. This will be especially difficult to do as the Europeans adamantly refuse to include agriculture in any trade talks with the US. Bacus says this is a protectionist tactic to keep American ag products from competing with the continent’s domestic production, but insists it is an injustice the US Trade Representative’s Office is pursuing diligently.


“That will be a major battle. China’s been tough, but the Europeans are going to be extremely tough. So, we have our work cut out for us. But we have a good story to tell and we need to tell it,” he said, remarking on the science-based evidence that backs the quality of American agriculture. “Consumers need to realize food doesn’t just come from the grocery store - it comes from our farms and ranches and we’re doing everything we can to provide a safe, high-quality product them.”


Listen to Bacus’ full discussion with Hays as he explains the nature of this new agreement between the US and the EU, 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' full explanation of the nature of this new deal on today's show with Hays, click below.
right-click to download mp3

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • Feeder Steers Sold Steady to 2.00 Higher, Feeder Heifers Traded Steady to 2.00 Lower Wednesday at OKC West  Wed, 13 Nov 2019 16:04:21 CST
  • Noble Research Shows Knowing Your Ranch Can Promote Accuracy in Estimating Grazeable Acres  Wed, 13 Nov 2019 16:28:18
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 13, 2019  Wed, 13 Nov 2019 15:18:20 CST
  • State Vet Rod Hall Offers Show Swine Tips   Wed, 13 Nov 2019 15:16:11 CST
  • Moving American Agriculture to "Net Zero"  Wed, 13 Nov 2019 15:06:34 CST
  • Wednesday Preopening Market Update with Dave Lanning  Wed, 13 Nov 2019 10:38:31 CST
  • Wednesday Preopening Market Update with Dave Lanning  Wed, 13 Nov 2019 07:19:44 CST
  • Exciting Times Now and Coming in the Days Ahead in the World of Cattle Genomics  Wed, 13 Nov 2019 05:50:29 CST

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit P&K Equipment Tulsa Farm Show AFR Insurance Stillwater Milling KIS FUTURES, INC. Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association

    Our Road to Rural Prosperity sponsors!

    Banc First OPSRC ORWA TPAOO TPAOO

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com


       
       
    © 2008-2019 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.