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Details on the US Signing the Revised Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) Agreement

On Sept. 24, a revised Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) was signed by President Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Since KORUS went into effect in 2012, the U.S. trade deficit in goods with Korea increased by 75 percent from $13.2 billion to $23.1 billion (2017), while the overall deficit increased by 57 percent from $6.3 billion to $9.8 billion (2017).  Through negotiations to improve KORUS, the United States has secured changes that will reduce the trade deficit and ensure that KORUS is a good deal for American workers, farmers, ranchers and businesses. See below for the details of the agreement and statements from USMEF, NCBA, USDA and more.  Statement by U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) President and CEO Dan Halstrom:  “Signing of the revised KORUS agreement is reassuring news for the U.S. beef and pork industries. The market access terms secured in the original KORUS not only helped increase U.S. red meat…

Pacheco Wins PBR’s U.S. Border Patrol Invitational

Brazilian’s league-best fourth event win of the season further cements him atop world standings, now more than 1,200 points ahead of No. 2 Claudio Montanha Jr. At the first-ever 25th PBR: Unleash The Beast event in Fairfax, Virginia, Kaique Pacheco (Itatiba, Brazil) used a flawless 3-for-3 performance to win the U.S. Border Patrol Invitational, further cementing his lead atop the world standings.           
After tying for tenth in Round 1 with an 85.5 point effort on Dang It (Davis Rodeo Ranch/Fogle), the 24-year-old returned with a vengeance Sunday afternoon, covering Satisfaction (Kephart Bucking Bulls/K-C) for 84.75 points in Round 2, earning him the fifth pick in the championship round draw. Selecting Springer Mountain (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve), Pacheco brought the crowd inside EagleBank Arena to its feet when he made the 8 aboard the bovine athlete for 86.75 points.
The event win marked his fourth premier series victory of the season, the most of any rider, having pre…