American Poultry Farmers Regain Access to China

*Press Release*

11/14/2019

U.S. poultry exports expected to top $1 billion annually

Washington, DC – United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue released the following statement on China’s decision to lift its ban on poultry imports from the United States:

“The United States welcomes China’s decision to finally lift its unwarranted ban on U.S. poultry and poultry products.  This is great news for both America’s farmers and China’s consumers,” said Ambassador Lighthizer.  “China is an important export market for America’s poultry farmers, and we estimate they will now be able to export more than $1 billion worth of poultry and poultry products each year to China.  Reopening China to U.S. poultry will create new export opportunities for our poultry farmers and support thousands of workers employed by the U.S. poultry industry.”

Secretary Perdue said, “After being shut out of the market for years, U.S. poultry producers and exporters welcome the reopening of China’s market to their products.  America’s producers are the most productive in the world and it is critical they be able to sell their bounty to consumers in other parts of the globe. We will continue our work to expand market access in important markets like China as well as other countries, to support our producers and U.S. jobs.”

China has banned all U.S. poultry since January 2015 due to an avian influenza outbreak in December 2014, even though the United States has been free of this disease since August 2017.  The United States exported over $500 million worth of poultry products to China in 2013.

The United States is the world’s second largest poultry exporter, with global exports of poultry meat and products of $4.3 billion last year.

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      Newstead Town Board Meeting- November 12, 2019

Newstead Town Board Meeting- November 12, 2019
The Board entered executive session at 6:22pm to discuss contractual issues and personnel issues on a motion from Councilman Jendrowski, seconded by Councilwoman Morlacci.
Carried Unanimously
The Board exited executive session on a motion by Councilman Burke, seconded by Councilman Dugan at 6:28pm, having taken no action. Carried Unanimously
A public hearing was called to order by the Newstead Town Board on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 6:30pm at the Newstead Town Hall.
Present: David Cummings- Supervisor
John Jendrowski- Councilman
Edmund Burke- Councilman
Joseph Dugan- Councilman
Jeannine Morlacci- Councilwoman
Brendan Neill- Town Attorney
Scott Rybarczyk- Town Engineer
Dawn Izydorczak- Town Clerk
Roll Call was taken with all board members present. Continue reading ”      Newstead Town Board Meeting- November 12, 2019″

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