(Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press) King canola, fewer cows, aging producers: Digging into the agriculture census Alberta beef producers are facing a big tariff hike in Japan and they're not happy about it. Japan is imposing temporary tariffs of 50 per cent, up from 38.5 per cent, on imports of frozen beef from Canada and other countries, including the United States, until next March. Alberta beef producers, farmers poised to benefit from trade deal with European Union The Japanese government says it's looking to protect its beef farmers from too much foreign competition. It calgary h2s alive training says the volume of the imported frozen beef from the U.S. has exceeded the quota set by World Trade Organization rules. "Japan has been the largest export market for the U.S. for the last couple of years," said Dennis Laycraft, executive vice president of the Canadian Cattlemen's Association. "It's going to impact their prices, which impact us directly because our prices are essentially set off the U.S. market.
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