First U.S. beef shipment arrives in Brazil after 13-year ban

First U.S. beef shipment arrives in Brazil after 13-year ban

Bill Tomson

AgriPulse

t took a little more than 13 years, but the U.S. is again exporting beef to Brazil after a prolonged ban that started when bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) was first discovered in the U.S. in 2003. That’s welcome news to  U.S. cattle ranchers and packers, but there is still some animosity in the industry about a recent decision by the U.S. to lift its ban on fresh and chilled beef from Brazil.

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