dairy

Mexico, Canada, Could Seek Dairy Access to U.S.

Dan Dairy, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

Mexico and Canada may have little to ask for when it comes to ag trade barriers with the United States, but they could seek further dairy access. Former chief agriculture trade negotiator, Darci Vetter, told Politico since both Mexico and Canada have long wanted U.S. Food and Drug Administration recognition to sell Grade A dairy products like fresh yogurt and …

meat export

Highlights from August Red Meat Export Results

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports

According to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), U.S. beef exports posted another outstanding performance in August, remaining well above last year’s pace. Joe Schuele has the story.   Another Strong Month for U.S. Beef Exports; Pork Exports Slightly Lower Year-over-Year U.S. beef exports posted another outstanding performance in August, remaining well above …

china imports

China Imports More U.S. Trash than Ag Products

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

China imports more U.S. trash than agricultural commodities, but that could soon change. China earlier this year filed a notice with the World Trade Organization about its plans to limit the entry of “foreign waste.” The Wall Street Journal reports this week that under the new rules, China by year’s end would ban imports of used plastics and require paper-scrap …

beef

Beef Exports Remain Strong, Pork Slightly Lower

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork

A monthly measure of meat exports shows U.S. beef posted another outstanding performance in August, remaining well above last year’s pace, and August pork exports increased from the previous month but were down slightly year-over-year. The U.S. Meat Export Federation reports that August beef exports totaled 112,000 metric tons, up five percent from a year ago and the largest of …

exports

Exports are Critically Important to the Pork Industry

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork

Exports are critically important to the swine industry. With large hog supplies, National Pork Board CEO Bill Even believes the significance of foreign demand will only grow.     U.S. pork is known for its quality. Even as part of a National Pork Board trade mission to Japan and China. These markets are very different. The Japanese market is a …

U.S. LEA Invited to Livestock Leaders Supper before Sommet

Abbey Taylor Cattle, Exports/Imports, Livestock

The 26th annual Sommet de l’Élevage begins Wednesday in France. The Sommet is the EU’s (European Union’s) largest livestock exposition, featuring competitions, workshops and nearly 1,400 exhibitors. French National Cattlemen’s Association President Bruno Dufayet held a private livestock leaders supper. Former president of the U.S. Livestock Exporters Association (LEA), Renee Strickland, represented the LEA at the dinner. The LEA was …

Sommet de l’Élevage Starts This Week in France

Abbey Taylor Exports/Imports, Livestock, Trade

The 26th annual Sommet de l’Élevage will be taking place in France on October 4–6. The Sommet is the European Union’s largest livestock exposition, featuring competitions, workshops and nearly 1,400 exhibitors from around the globe. Benoit Delaloy, the Sommet’s international events director, says the 2017 show will be the best one yet. Delaloy says approximately 2,000 animals will be participating …

importation

APHIS to Allow the Importation of Fresh Persimmons from New Zealand

Dan Exports/Imports, Fruits, Industry News Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is amending its regulations to allow the importation of fresh persimmons from New Zealand into the United States.  After analyzing the potential plant pest risks, APHIS scientists determined that persimmons from New Zealand can be safely imported into the United States under a systems approach. A systems approach …