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Cornhuskers Economics, University of Nebraska- Lincoln Extension, September 9, 2014.
Many factors impact beef trade, such as environmental, economic, social, biological, and government regulations. Consequently, changes to these factors can lead to substantial disruptions in trade. One notable disruption to the U.S. beef trade market was the discovery of the first case of Bovine Spongiform Enceph-alopathy (BSE) in the United States. A more recent (and ongoing) trade disruption has been the use of hormones and beta agonists in U.S. cattle production. The following article discusses these issues and their im-pacts on U.S. beef exports.