Montana Beef Headed to China
U.S. Senator Steve Daines just got an agreement between JD.com, one of China’s largest retailers and the Montana Stockgrowers Association. The agreement means a minimum of $200 million of Montana is headed to China.
China’s JD.com will invest up to another $100 million to build a processing plant in right here in Montana. The new beef production plant will begin construction in 2018.
Errol Rice, the Executive Vice President of the Montana Stockgrowers Association signed the agreement with the Chinese company.
“This landmark agreement has the potential to substantially increase Montana opportunity and agricultural exports to the fastest growing overseas market for beef,” Daines stated. “This is a win for Montana’s hardworking ranchers.”
“The Montana Stockgrowers Association thanks Sen. Daines for his work on expanding opportunities and access to overseas markets for Montana ranchers, particularly in lifting the ban on U.S. beef in China earlier this year. While there’s a lot of work that needs to be done, this MOA represents a great step in the right direction for selling more U.S. beef in China and developing productive relationships between Montana ranchers and Chinese consumers.” Errol Rice of Montana Stockgrowers Association said.