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Japan Buying More US Beef
Richard Smith DTN Tokyo Correspondent
Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:15 AM CDT

TOKYO (DTN) -- When asked by DTN if Japan's hiking of the age limit on U.S. beef from 20 to 30 months on Feb. 1 increased exports, U.S. Meat Export Federation President and CEO Phil Seng answered a resounding, "Yes!"

Seng spoke at a news conference here Friday. U.S. MEF figures show year-on-year exports to Japan for mid-March to mid-April rose over 22% from 32,233 to 39,438 metric tons. That's only the beginning, as the U.S industry foresees a year-on-year 45% increase to 217,000 tons this year, Seng told a news conference Friday.

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