Perdue and Branstad Celebrate End of Beef Ban

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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad will mark the return of U.S beef to China this week.

On Friday, the duo will celebrate a U.S. beef export success by returning to China and cutting a ceremonial Nebraska prime rib.

Over the weekend, they will attend events with Chinese officials marking the end of the 13 year old beef ban.

China has emerged as a major beef buyer with imports going from $275 million in 2012 to $2.5 billion last year.

The U.S. is the worlds largest beef producer and the fourth largest exporter.