LINCOLN, NEB. – “The announcement of China’s intention to eliminate the long-standing ban on the import of some U.S. beef products is welcomed news to Nebraska farmers and ranchers. As the second largest purchaser of beef in the world, China reflects a tremendous opportunity for further market development for Nebraska beef products. Growth in China’s consumption of U.S. beef could mean better prices for Nebraska producers which ultimately helps boost economic opportunity for all Nebraskans here in the ‘Beef State’. While there is still much to be worked through, this is a step in the right direction in terms of our trade relations with China.”

The Nebraska Farm Bureau is a grassroots, state-wide organization dedicated to supporting farm and ranch families and working for the benefit of all Nebraskans through a wide variety of educational service and advocacy efforts. More than 61,000 families across Nebraska are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve rural and urban prosperity as agriculture is a key fuel to Nebraska’s economy. For more information about Nebraska Farm Bureau and agriculture, visit www.nefb.org.