Kent Bacus, Manager of Legislative Affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), has a lot of important policies that he is working on in D.C. Since so many NCBA members who attended the Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Florida have various policy issues on the top of their minds, I thought it was high-time I learned more about them from the man who lives and breaths policy.

Today, one of Bacus’ key focal points is trade. He said that currently the two top buyers of American beef are in North America – Mexico and Canada. From there, he said that the far East is our next biggest customer and Korea, Japan and Taiwan our the industry’s fastest growing markets. Why? They like to buy a lot of animal parts that American’s don’t have a taste for including beef tongue and short ribs.