SAO PAULO: Brazil’s agriculture minister Blairo Maggi announced on Friday (Saturday in Manila) that he will travel to the United States to fight a ban on Brazilian beef imports, but the Latin American country’s meat industry is already reeling. Maggi said that “Brazil could lose a lot if it isn’t to get” the “decision reversed.” razil is the world’s leading beef and poultry exporter. Officials spent Friday defending the quality of the country’s beef, part of one of the economy’s most important sectors. Agriculture secretary Eumar Novacki said that Brazil knows what they are doing and that the country’s federal inspection system is robust. Although the United States imports only a sliver of Brazil’s fresh beef exports, it is a prestigious market.