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
   
   
   
   
   
   

Beef Buzz News


As Concerns Over China Rise, They Remain a Top Tier Destination for US Beef

Tue, 06 Sep 2022 10:39:17 CDT

As Concerns Over China Rise, They Remain a Top Tier Destination for US Beef Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, is featuring comments from Senior Director for International Trade and Market Access, Kent Bacus with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association talking about China and U.S. Beef exports.

Despite recent talk concerning U.S. beef exports into China because of tensions between the Chinese and United States regarding Taiwan, the latest beef export numbers for China/Hong Kong show over 240 million dollars sold in the month of June. These latest numbers show China/Hong Kong to be the largest value destination for U.S. beef in the month recorded. Of course, this was before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s controversial trip to Taiwan in recent weeks.

Kent Bacus says the Trump administration deserves a lot of credit for making China a top-tier destination.

“You look at China before the phase one agreement and even still today, they have come a long way, but they had a very protectionist mindset and it was not one that accepted international trade,” Bacus said.

Previously, China did not accept a lot of technology in food production, Bacus said, but because of the phase one agreement, China now accepts these technologies as being safe, therefore allowing large amounts of U.S. beef to enter China.

It took time, Bacus said to help China understand the importance, effectiveness, and safety of technologies such as hormones, antibiotics, and more to raise healthy livestock and crops to feed the world.

“Once the Chinese were able to understand that and realize that we weren’t trying to cause them harm, we were trying to feed them the same high-quality products we feed Americans, they had a change of heart and change of mindset,” Bacus said. “That takes a long time, and it takes a lot of investment and time and resources to do that.”

Bacus said the Biden administration and the Trump administration have two different mindsets when it comes to trade.

“The Trump administration was definitely looking at profitability and bringing jobs back to the U.S. and advancing trade standards and having the U.S. write a lot of these global standards country by country,” Bacus said. “The Biden Administration, it looked like they were going to switch back to more of a multilateral approach but still engage in a similar way to the Obama administration and go after tariffs, go after all of these trade barriers and still advance science-based trade.”

For the Biden administration, Bacus said Covid definitely impacted the mindset of individuals in power causing their trade mindset to go from a profitability mindset to more of a security mindset. This means they are looking at secured supply chains, and trusted trade partners, Bacus said, but also there is some hesitancy to rock the boat with labor and address tariff barriers.

“We still think there is an opportunity here to engage, whether it is on a multilateral/bilateral front, we are going to try to work with this administration, but we are staying true to our principals,” Bacus said. “We still think that if you are going to do non-tariff issues, you have got to address market access and tariff issues, otherwise it is going to be hard to enforce a lot of this.”

Bacus said maybe there will be a change of heart in the next couple of years, but they are going to continue to focus on trying to open the markets and improve the access that has already been achieved with the agreements made during the Trump Administration, the Obama Administration, and beyond.


Click the LISTEN BAR below to listen to Ron Hays and Kent Bacus talking about China and U.S. beef exports.

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.


   

   

right-click to download mp3

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 

Beef News

  • Kaitlynn Glover Reviews Supreme Court Oral Arguments on WOTUS  Wed, 05 Oct 2022 09:45:32 CDT
  • NCBA Working to Keep GIPSA Rules in the Past   Tue, 04 Oct 2022 09:15:31 CDT
  • NCBA's Colin Woodall Believes Beef is a Key Part of the Solution to Stamping out Hunger  Mon, 03 Oct 2022 11:52:58 CDT
  • Federal Disaster Programs Available to Aid Producers in Forage Loss and Transportation   Fri, 30 Sep 2022 08:53:09 CDT
  • Congressman Frank Lucas Works to Exclude Farmers and Ranchers from SEC Climate Disclosure Rulemaking  Thu, 29 Sep 2022 13:17:29 CDT
  • USDA's Proposed Regulations Under the Packers and Stockyards Act Raises Concerns from NCBA  Wed, 28 Sep 2022 09:25:15 CDT
  • Derrell Peel Believes Strong Incentives Coming for Cattle Producers Once We See Drought's End  Tue, 27 Sep 2022 08:45:14 CDT
  • Derrell Peel Sees Beef Cow Culling to Set All-Time Record by the Fourth Quarter of 2022  Mon, 26 Sep 2022 10:03:22 CDT
  • Integrity Beef Helping Producers Develop Value Added Cattle  Fri, 23 Sep 2022 11:18:28 CDT
  • OCA's Michael Kelsey Likes Pond Cleanout and Drilling Water Wells as Possible Investments of Emergency Drought Funds  Thu, 22 Sep 2022 10:58:02 CDT
  • Iowa Cattleman Tells Lawmakers About Improvements Needed in EQIP and CRP  Wed, 21 Sep 2022 10:21:45 CDT
  • Beef Demand Remains Stronger than Anticipated Despite Stubborn Inflation   Tue, 20 Sep 2022 09:41:19 CDT
  • As Drought Persists, Cow Herd Liquidation Continues   Mon, 19 Sep 2022 10:03:30 CDT
  • Integrity Beef Receives Climate-Smart Ag Grant to Ensure Longevity and Sustainability of the American Ranch  Fri, 16 Sep 2022 09:35:58 CDT
  • Hereford Breed Continues to Provide Value to Cattlemen as Demand Remains Strong  Thu, 15 Sep 2022 09:00:11 CDT
  • Consumers Keep Buying Beef, but Many Looking for Ways to Keep Cost Per Meal Affordable  Wed, 14 Sep 2022 10:42:26 CDT
  • Decades of Work by Beef Industry Yields a Billion Dollars Monthly in Beef Exports   Tue, 13 Sep 2022 09:44:36 CDT
  • Biden Administration Hurries to Finish Their Finalized Rule on WOTUS- Ignoring Supreme Court Arguments in October   Mon, 12 Sep 2022 10:53:15 CDT
  • Mary Thomas Hart says Livestock Regulatory Protection Act is a Top Priority for NCBA  Fri, 09 Sep 2022 08:54:03 CDT
  • Cattlemen's Congress- The Mecca for Domestic and International Cattle Producers  Thu, 08 Sep 2022 09:58:03 CDT
  • PJ Budler Working with Cattlemen's Congress to Make it a Premier Destination for International Cattle Producers  Wed, 07 Sep 2022 09:37:02 CDT
  • As Concerns Over China Rise, They Remain a Top Tier Destination for US Beef  Tue, 06 Sep 2022 10:39:19 CDT
  • ICYMI- OSU's Rosslyn Biggs talks Rural Vet Shortage Across the Country   Mon, 05 Sep 2022 12:37:29 CDT
  • Beef. It's What's for Dinner. Remains a Top-Tier Brand to Consumers   Fri, 02 Sep 2022 08:52:58 CDT
  • USDA Proposal on Electronic ID Tags Only for Animal Disease Traceback   Thu, 01 Sep 2022 10:01:40 CDT
  • NCBA Supportive of Cattle Electronic ID System to Aid in Disease Traceability  Wed, 31 Aug 2022 09:10:48 CDT
  • OSU's Derrell Peel Sees Tighter Cattle Numbers Translating Into Falling Beef Production  Tue, 30 Aug 2022 10:18:19 CDT
  • FSA Administrator, Zach Ducheneaux, Working to Continuously Improve Assistance Programs for Cattle Producers   Mon, 29 Aug 2022 10:04:40 CDT
  • Jaymelynn Farney Provides Insight on Good Forage Options for Cattle Producers in Fall 2022  Fri, 26 Aug 2022 10:20:15 CDT
  • Cover Cropping a Valuable Strategy for Ranchers, says Jaymelynn Farney   Thu, 25 Aug 2022 13:16:08 CDT
  • Hay Supplies are Short and Likely to Get Worse, Says Cattle Marketer Bob Rodenberger   Wed, 24 Aug 2022 08:00:08 CDT
  • Significant Decline in Female Numbers Coming in 2023 says Derrell Peel   Tue, 23 Aug 2022 09:48:22 CDT
  • USDA August Cattle on Feed Report Run-Down with Derrell Peel  Mon, 22 Aug 2022 10:14:46 CDT
  • Upcoming Webinar to Educate Cattle Producers about the Newest Pest Threatening the Industry  Fri, 19 Aug 2022 09:06:31 CDT
  • NCBA's Kent Bacus Says Beef Exports Looking Great in 2022- But There's Still Trade Challenges to Conquer  Thu, 18 Aug 2022 09:16:08 CDT

  •  

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma Beef council Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit Ag Mediation Program P&K Equipment Oklahoma City Farm Show Union Mutual Stillwater Milling Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association KIS FUTURES, INC.
       

       

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    © 2008-2022 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.