Cattlemen Applaud Gov. Terry Branstad's Confirmation As Ambassador to China: "Ideal person to help facilitate the U.S. beef industry’s return to the Chinese market"

WASHINGTON (May 22,
2017) -- Craig Uden, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association,
today released the following statement in response to the U.S. Senate’s
confirmation of Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad to be the U.S. Ambassador to China:

“As the six-term
governor of a state with more than $10 billion in annual agricultural
exports, Terry Branstad is an ideal person to help facilitate the U.S. beef
industry’s return to the Chinese market for the first time in 13-plus years.
Ambassador Branstad has said that he intends to serve American-produced beef
at the U.S. embassy in Beijing, and America’s cattle producers look forward
to working with him to make that a reality as soon as possible.”

 

In addition, Mike Cline, president
of the Iowa Cattlemen's Association, said:

 

"Ambassador
Branstad has been a great friend to Iowa cattlemen and the agriculture
industry as Governor of Iowa. He has shown a great commitment to the growth
of beef and other agricultural exports, and we look forward to the work he
will do on behalf of all Americans in his new capacity as Ambassador to
China."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: NCBA