$1.2 billion of milk exports from the U.S. to Mexico are at risk as Mexico appears to be seeking new trading partners. Mexico is America’s top dairy exporter, and as the Donald Trump administration makes trade relations uneasy with its North American Free Trade Agreement counterparts, Mexico is in talks to import dairy products from New Zealand. In the first …
U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) President and CEO Philip Seng says new U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has shown excellent knowledge of agricultural trade issues, and an outstanding commitment to promoting U.S. agricultural products worldwide. Joe Schuele has more on that story.
An online petition is seeking a ban on beef imports to the U.S. from Brazil. Posted on the White House’s We the People Website, the petition cites Brazil’s tainted meat scandal in asking the administration to ban “unsafe imports” from Brazil until all beef in the U.S. is sold with a country-of-origin label. Food Safety News reports the petition was …
The latest numbers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Supply and Demand Report indicate an increase in cotton exports. Tyron Spearman has the details.
In our recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast for the week ending March 10th, we talk about avian influenza, family farms, have a peanut contract price update, exports of cotton, beef and pork,
Rising demand for organic and non-GMO foods led to a sharp rise in organic grain imports last year. A new report by CoBank says U.S. production of non-GMO crops has risen, but domestic production for organic corn and soybeans remains well short of current U.S. demand.
When 2016 year-end results are final, U.S. pork exports to Central America will set a new record with growth achieved in all seven Central American countries. Joe Schuele has more on that story.