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Doud laments lack of  access to China market

US Chief Agricultural Trade Negotiator Gregg Doud expressed frustration Tuesday at the lack of export access to China. Doud, questioned at a House Agriculture Committee Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee hearing, said there’s been no U.S. poultry sold to China since a high-path avian influenza outbreak in 2015. Ractopamine issues have adversely affected U.S. pork sales, according to Doud, and after being allowed following a 15-year ban because of BSE, beef sales to China have amounted to “a thimbleful.” “We can’t sell them pet food, rice, dairy, animal feed, seafood, potatoes, nectarines, blueberries, barley, alfalfa, almond meal, timothy hay,” said Doud, responding to questions from subcommittee members.

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