Senate Finance Committee Hears Testimony on Brazilian Beef Imports

June 26, 2023

On June 22, 2023, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on Cattle Supply Chains-Amazon Deforestation.

Testifying on behalf of cattle producers was U.S. Cattlemen’s Association Director Emeritus-Leo McDonnell from Montana. He testified that America’s cattle producers continue to raise the highest quality beef in the world but are threatened by Brazil’s bad actors and actions in beef production.

Brazil's ongoing food safety and animal health concerns have prompted Montana Senators Jon Tester and South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds to reintroduce their bipartisan bill to suspend Brazilian beef imports to the United States until experts can conduct a systemic review of the commodity’s impacts on food safety and animal health.

Source: Western Ag Network