Sommet de l’Élevage Announces Expansion Plans

Abbey Taylor Cattle, Export/Import, Livestock

Big expansion plans for an already huge global livestock show is among the news coming out of the Sommet de l’Élevage in south central France this week. This year’s Sommet welcomed nearly 90,000 visitors and coordinators hope to see that number grow in the coming years. AgNet Media Founder and President Gary Cooper has been in France covering the event. …

U.S. and EU Producers Talk Beef Trade at Sommet de l’Élevage

Abbey Taylor Cattle, Export/Import, Livestock, Trade

Now that U.S. producers have established their presence at the Sommet de l’Élevage, they are now talking potential beef trade with the European Union. The Sommet is the EU’s largest livestock show in which exhibitors and attendees are encouraged to make business connections. Renee Strickland, who is representing the U.S. Livestock Exporters Association, has said that one of her goals …

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Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman on U.S. Beef to China

Dan Beef, Export/Import, Industry News Release, Trade

U.S. trade officials are meeting this week with counterparts in China to finalize trade protocols regarding the export of U.S. beef to China. The move follows last month’s announcement that the U.S. and China reached an agreement to restart U.S. beef exports to China, sidelined since 2003. However, as the Financial Times reported last week, China already has access to …

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Leaving Paris Climate Accord Could Impact Trade Negotiations

Dan Export/Import, Industry News Release, Trade

The Donald Trump administration is pledging a plan of bilateral trade negotiations with individual countries, but Politico speculates his latest move may hinder negotiations. President Trump removed the U.S. from the Paris climate accord last week, joining just Nicaragua and Syria as the only nations not to sign the pact. Politico says the withdrawal sets up the potential for other …

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Record Volume for U.S. Pork Exports in March; Beef Exports Remain Strong

Dan Beef, Cattle, Export/Import, Industry News Release, Pork

U.S. pork and beef exports capped a strong first quarter with excellent March results that included a new record volume for pork, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Pork exports reached 227,955 metric tons (mt) in March, up 16 percent year-over-year and topping the previous monthly high set in November 2016. …