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US Senators file resolution over Paraguay imports

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Published Feb 28, 2024

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Senators Mike Rounds and Jon Tester have introduced a resolution to block beef imports from Paraguay, reversing the Biden administration's recent decision to lift the ban. The lawmakers argue that Paraguay does not meet the US's animal health standards, particularly concerning foot and mouth disease. The proposal has garnered support from several agricultural and livestock associations, including the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, the United States Cattlemen’s Association, R-CALF USA, Livestock Marketing Association, and the National Farmers Union.
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This move would overturn the Biden administration’s recent decision to lift the ban on beef imports from Paraguay. A CRA resolution is an oversight tool Congress may use to overturn final rules issued by federal agencies by a simple majority vote. “South Dakota farmers and ranchers work tirelessly to produce the safest, highest quality and most affordable beef in the world,” Rounds said. “Paraguay, on the other hand, has historically struggled to contain outbreaks of foot and mouth disease. Consumers across America should be able to confidently feed their families beef that they know has met the rigorous standards required in the United States.” Tester also explained why he believed this CRA was necessary for Montana and American ranchers. “My message to the Biden administration is simple: cutting corners to resume beef imports from a country with a recent history of foot and mouth disease is bad news for both Montana consumers and producers, and I won’t let it stand,” Tester ...
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