Back story from the beef industry’s perspective

Canadian organizations representing export-dependent farm sectors last week urged Canada to commit to the CPTPP — among them the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, which in a statement Wednesday warned “there can be no status quo for Canadian beef.

“Either Canada joins the CPTPP and Canadian beef will join the club of preferential suppliers to Japan or Canada remains outside the CPTPP and Canadian beef producers will watch helplessly as our exports to Japan erode.”

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