Democrats brand beef deal a Daines blunder
Published one year ago by The Billings Gazette

Miles City rancher Fred Wacker, left, talks beef trade with Chinese representatives at a Maudlow trade summit in September 2017 arranged by U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, right.

Wacker is a third-generation Montana rancher. Cross Four Ranch operates in Custer and Rosebud Counties as a cow/calf, yearling, and a finished cattle operation.

Miles City rancher Fred Wacker, left, talks beef trade with Chinese representatives at a Maudlow trade summit in September 2017 arranged by U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, right.

Wacker is a third-generation Montana rancher. Cross Four Ranch operates in Custer and Rosebud Counties as a cow/calf, yearling, and a finished cattle operation.

Cross Four Ranch specializes in All Natural Cattle.

The Montana Stockgrowers Association signed an agreement with eCommerce giant JD.com to provide $200 million worth of Montana beef over the next three years. An additional $100 million for construction of a packing plant and feedlot in Montana is also part of the deal. Pictured in Beijing are, from left: MSGA Executive Vice President Errol Rice; Jerome Ma, Corporate Vice President for JD.com; and Fred Wacker, of Cross Four Ranch in Montana.

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