WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today issued the following statement on the news of the end of the more than 13 year ban on U.S. beef exports to China:

“This is a great day for cattle producers in Iowa and across the country. President Trump’s team, including USDA Secretary Perdue, Commerce Secretary Ross, U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer and newly-confirmed Ambassador Branstad were all instrumental in getting this done. Having access to the world’s most populous nation is a huge win for our entire agricultural industry, as well as for the people of China who can now enjoy our high quality beef.”