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Scotch Beef is set to return to dinner tables in the USA for the first time in nearly 20 years, after a decision to overturn a ban on beef from the European Union.
The move has been welcomed by butchers and farmers across southern Scotland, who hope it will re-open the market for other Scottish produce.
From the Borders, Jenny Longden reports.
Scotch beef will be exported to America again for the first time in 20 years.
The meat was banned amid concerns about BSE, known as mad cow disease, entering the food chain.
The US department of agriculture has now lifted the restrictions - a move which has been welcomed by farmers in Southern Scotland.
The Rural Affairs Minister, Richard Lochhead MSP, spoke to ITV Border about the news.
Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has hailed the move to reintroduce Scotch beef to the American market as a "massive breakthrough".
Scotch beef is going back on the menu for people in the US for the first time in almost 20 years.
A decision from the United States Department of Agriculture will reopen its market to EU beef and other bovine products.
The move overturns a ban introduced in the 1990s as a result of concerns about BSE entering the human food chain.