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U.S. beef exports increasing, but still face many barriers

U.S. beef exports increasing, but still face many barriers
Keith Belk,professor animal science at Colorado State University

While beef exports are poised for a record-setting year, there are still barriers limiting exports.

Keith Belk, a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, said non-tariff barriers and limited global trade restrict the potential for large global growth.

“About 4 percent of your customers actually reside in the United States,” Belk said at the Iowa Cattlemen’s As­­soc­iation’s (ICA) meeting recently. “Ninety-six percent of your potential growth lies outside the boundaries of the United States.”

That 96 percent comes into clearer focus when thinking about trade...




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