Nebraska beef producers praise Japanese trade deal
JOSH FUNK, AP Business Writer
Grand Island Independent
OMAHA, Neb. — Nebraska beef producers and officials praised Japan’s decision Thursday to resume importing U.S. beef because it will be good for the industry and the state.
But the additional restrictions Japan has imposed on beef imports — that the beef must come from cows less than 20 months old and no spinal material can be included — remain a source of irritation for beef producers.