USDA: CATTLE, BEEF IMPACTED MOST BY DISEASE OUTBREAKS, TRADE RESTRICTIONS

WASHINGTON -- Compared to other proteins, cattle and beef are the species most dramatically impacted by disease outbreaks and related trade restrictions, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service. . The drop reduced the U.S. share of beef exports by major traders from 18% to 3%. At the same time, U.S. beef imports last year were 14% higher than the

WASHINGTON -- Compared to other proteins, cattle and beef are the species most dramatically impacted by disease outbreaks and related trade restrictions, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service.

. The drop reduced the U.S. share of beef exports by major traders from 18% to 3%. At the same time, U.S. beef imports last year were 14% higher than the record set in 2002, the report noted.

Meanwhile, U.S. pork exports have trende

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