Last week at the Cattle Industry Convention, Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer spoke about the importance of reopening international beef markets that have been closed since 2003 and how that is a priority of USDA and the Bush Administration.
Resuming full beef trade with
Schafer says progress is being made on both issues from the South Korean side. That stems from policy's of the new South Korean President Lee Myung Bak, who will be sworn in later this month.
"The president in his election cycle supported the free trade agreement and understands that there won't be a free trade agreement with the