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USDA March Meat Outlook

Dan Beef, Cattle, Pork, Poultry

USDA’s March Meat Outlook notes more meat is expected to be produced than what was estimated last month. According to a story from Rod Bain, that could impact prices received by producers.


Expanding Access for U.S. Beef in China

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Trade

Last week, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) updated its Export Library for China to reflect expanded access for U.S. beef and pork. These changes were among the provisions negotiated in the U.S.-China “Phase One” trade agreement. U.S. Meat Export Federation’s Joe Schuele has the story.


NCBA Applauds Senate’s Unanimous Passage of Relief Legislation

Dan Beef, Cattle, Economy, Industry News Release

(NCBA) — NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs, Ethan Lane, released the following statement in support of U.S. Senate passage of Coronavirus relief legislation that provides crucial federal disaster assistance for American cattle producers: “Tonight’s passage of the CARES Act by the Senate represents the culmination of more than a week of unprecedented bipartisan work on behalf of the American …


Beef Checkoff’s Support for Beef Demand Continues: An Update

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

As I watch television news reports from my ranch and listen to radio broadcasts in my truck while checking on cattle, I see the impact that COVID-19 is having on our economy, including the stock market and cattle markets. And, as a beef producer, I know firsthand how frustrating this situation is for cattlemen and women across the country. Certainly, …


NCBA: Beef Business amid the COVID-19 Outbreak

Clint Thompson Beef, Environment

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) held a media conference call Wednesday to discuss the current state of the beef business amid the COVID-19 outbreak. NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs, Ethan Lane, provided an update on what NCBA is doing within the industry and in Washington, DC to ensure that beef continues to make it to consumers.


Educating Young Leaders About Florida Beef

Clint Thompson Beef, Florida

Another edition of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association Leadership Academy is taking place, and this year the Florida Beef Councill (FBC) has been involved through a producer education program. FBC Director of Education & Promotion, DeAnne Maples, says this is a great way to get this information to young leaders. For more information, contact the FBC office in Kissimmee.

Georgia Beef Board Promoting Beef for St. Patrick’s Day

Clint Thompson Beef, Beef, Georgia

If you are feeling a little of the green this week, then it’s a good time to enjoy beef. The Georgia Beef Board’s (GBB’s) Kaytlyn Malia says this week is great opportunity to enjoy various beef dishes for St. Patrick’s Day. For more information about your Beef Checkoff program, contact the GBB office in Macon.


Impact of Coronavirus on the U.S. Beef Supply Chain

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

Statement from NCBA CEO Colin Woodall (NCBA) — “There is a great deal of uncertainty about the ongoing impact of Coronavirus on the beef industry and the United States as a whole. At this time, it’s impossible to measure the full effects of the virus or determine how it may continue to unfold. Although the full beef supply chain is …

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Good 2020 Start for U.S. Pork and Beef Exports

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Pork

(NAFB) — Following a record-breaking performance in 2019, U.S. pork exports maintained a torrid pace in January, while beef exports were also higher year-over-year. The U.S. Meat Export Federation says January pork exports cooled slightly from the volume and value records established in December 2019, but still far exceeded year-ago levels. Both the January export volume of 273,603 metric tons, …