Sec. Perdue Touts Trade Wins At 2020 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show

SAN ANTONIO, TX – (Feb. 6, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue addressed a packed crowd of beef producers today at the 2020 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show. Secretary Perdue participated in the Opening General Session of the event and spoke with NCBA President Jennifer Houston about the state of American beef production. He also highlighted some of the big wins for U.S. Beef in the last year:

"Japan's a big deal, they are a huge consumer and huge lover of our U.S. Beef... What we have done with Japan obviously, is open that market up again in a bilateral relationship," Secretary Perdue said. "We were excited about getting beef back into China... I think we will see that market grow with the Phase One agreement."

"I want to thank Secretary Perdue for speaking at our convention for a second straight year and for being such a strong advocate for our country’s ranchers and farmers, " added NCBA President Jennifer Houston. “We have seen great progress in the beef industry during the Secretary’s tenure and part of that is because we have these important conversations to let him and other policymakers in Washington know what our producers are facing every day on the ground."