Morning Agriculture: Brazil’s Beef Not Welcome Here — Tester Says Thanks

BRAZIL’S BEEF NOT WELCOME HERE: About that 4th of July cookout menu… The USDA announced late Thursday that it was blocking all fresh beef shipments from Brazil after rejecting a whopping 11 percent of meat imported from the country over the past several months.

MA readers may recall that during his confirmation hearing for agriculture secretary, Sonny Perdue told the Senate Agriculture Committee in March that the U.S. should not ban Brazilian beef amid allegations that meatpacking companies in the nation bribed government inspectors to overlook unsanitary practices…

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