Beltway Beef Podcast: NCBA Calls for Suspension of Brazilian Beef Imports

Each week, Beltway Beef brings you the latest policy news affecting the U.S. cattle and beef industry. Hear from subject-matter experts, producers, and industry leaders on the topics that impact the business viability of farms and ranches across the country.

On this episode, NCBA Executive Director of Government Affairs Kent Bacus joins to discuss Brazil’s history of failing to report cases of BSE, commonly referred to as Mad Cow Disease, in a timely manner. Due to Brazil’s lack of transparency, NCBA is calling for a suspension of Brazilian beef imports until it is determined that Brazil meets the United States’ high animal health standards. Bacus also provides some information on the importance of the World Organization for Animal Health and the value of collaborating to prevent the spread of foreign animal diseases.

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