KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — What a difference 8½ years makes. When the first bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)-infected cow was found in Mabton, Wash., in December 2003, U.S. beef exports had been steadily increasing, with 1.1 million tons carcass weight equivalent (CWE) exported in 2003. By the end of 2004, U.S. beef exports had fallen 82 percent to 200,000 tons CWE as major importers cut off the purchase of U.S. beef. It was not until 2011 that beef exports regained their previous level.
Daryll E. Ray and Harwood D. Schaffer
, June 25, 2012
UPDATED WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25
HANFORD, Calif. — A nondescript building in the heart of California’s dairy country has become the focus of intense scrutiny now that mad cow disease has been discovered in a dead dairy cow.
Gosia Wozniacka and Tracie Cone
, April 24, 2012
WASHINGTON — International trade bolsters job creation here at home and helps foster economic activity in communities across the country. The beef industry plays a big role in the United States’ trade portfolio.
Last year alone, U.S. beef producers exported to countries around the world nearly $5.5 billion worth of product. And, it’s generally agreed upon that increasing exports are the key to increasing demand for U.S. beef products
, March 19, 2012
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