WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the United States Senate passed a bipartisan Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution authored by U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) that would reinstate a long-standing ban on beef imports from Paraguay.

The ban, which was lifted in November of 2023, was in place due to concerns about foot and mouth disease and the impact that an outbreak could have on the American beef herd. Such an outbreak has been estimated to cost more than $200 billion and would have devastating impacts on family farmers and ranchers across the country.

“I’m glad to see bipartisan support for a common sense solution to keep family farmers and ranchers and their herds safe” said NFU President Rob Larew. “I’d like to thank Senators Tester and Rounds for their leadership and work to reinstate this long-standing ban. Everyone deserves safe and dependable food and this measure provides further assurances to American consumers that they’re getting the best product available.” 


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