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Perdue Convinced Once Chinese Taste US Beef, They'll Want More - And There's a Lot of Them

Wed, 03 May 2017 10:51:28 CDT

Perdue Convinced Once Chinese Taste US Beef, They'll Want More - And There's a Lot of Them During his visit to Washington, DC this week for the National Association of Farm Broadcasters Washington Watch fly-in, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays has the opportunity to participate in a news conference with our new Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. Hays had the chance to ask the Secretary a question during the news conference regarding China, US beef and what can be done now that China’s President Xi has indicated to President Donald Trump, he is interested in reopening his country’s markets to our beef exports.

Secretary Ross and I discussed that and we think we’re making good progress in that area,” Perdue responded. “We think there’s some things they would like that we are very comfortable in agreeing to. Particularly if we can get US beef into China.”

While the Secretary believes we are off to a good start in getting the negotiations underway and start shipping product, he understands there is still going to be a lot of red tape to cut through first.

“Sometimes dealing with the Chinese and Southeast Asians, these things can roll out. But, we are very determined, we’re very purposeful in that,” Perdue stated. “I’m convinced that if those Chinese start eating US beef, they’re going to want more of it - and there’s a lot of them.”

Listen to Perdue’s full explanation of his position and the status of negotiations with China to open their markets to US beef with Farm Director Ron Hays, on today’s Beef Buzz.

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