NCFA News

Brazil’s ‘weak meat’ scandal a lesson in the fragility of food trust

September 12, 2017

The world has been pleaded to over and over again to recognize that the problem has been fixed. Brazil has even invited any country, market, or politician still harbouring doubts to see first-hand a slice of the country’s meat sector.

We are not in possession of all the information. Decisions to continue a relationship or terminate it are based on fact, but not entirely. They can’t be. Trust has to play a role. Nations must work to become trustworthy.

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NAFTA Changes U.S., Canada Leaders Say Could Help Beef Trade

August 25, 2017

Colin Woodall, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, vice president, government affairs: “But for us, we want to make sure the basic provisions that allow the full, unfettered access stay in place. That’s what we are pushing for.”

Moving forward, leaders are confident beef and cattle trade will remain in a good position.

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JBS misses estimates as financial expenses soar

U.S., Canadian beef operations post improved revenue

Weakness in Brazil was partly compensated by the good results of the U.S., Canadian and Australian beef divisions, as well as the chicken meat business in the U.S., the company said.

The results underscore the company’s difficulties operating in Brazil, whose economy grew just 1 percent in the first quarter from the preceding one, marking an exit from its longest recession on record.

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