American Beef Goes to China

Earlier this month (June 2017), the U.S. and China confirmed that U.S. produced beef would be exported to China for the first time since 2003.  That’s a 14 year loss of export opportunity to U.S. ranchers, feeders, and packers.   Prior to the ban, the U.S. was the largest supplier of imported beef to China.  What changed in 2003 and in 2017?  When China initiated the ban in 2003, it was “stated” that it was over
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Male Meat?

While sitting at a sidewalk cafe last week, a older woman at another table struck up a conversation.  She seemed lonely and wanting to talk to someone, anyone.  Having a difficult time hearing  because of the sound from the fountain,  I got up and walked over to her table. “You look familiar, where do you work”, she asked.  I explained that I taught Animal Science classes at the local Community College for 20+ years.  As
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