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CHINA TO RESUME U.S. BEEF IMPORTS

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China will allow American beef imports into the country for the first time since 2003.

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts says the state is positioning itself to export beef to China.

Nebraska Department of Agriculture International Trade Director Stan Garbacz will visit China next week to lobby for Nebraska beef.

Nebraska is the leading exporter of red meat in the U.S.

Farmers exported more than $1.1 billion worth of beef last year.

China imports about $2.5 billion in beef from other countries.

AP