Corn Industry Meet with Mexico Regarding Trade

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

Corn industry leaders visited Mexico last week to reinsure the importance of trade. The National Corn Growers and the U.S. Grains Council hosted the joint mission, which also included a group of leaders visiting South Korea. NCGA President Kevin Skunes was part of the group that traveled to Mexico. Trip The group met with agriculture officials, grain association representatives and …


Farmers Discuss Trade with South Korea

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

U.S. farmers travelled to South Korea recently to ensure the importance and willingness to continue trade between the two nations. South Korea is a top destination for U.S. corn. The U.S. and South Korea are considering a renegotiation of KORUS, The U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement. U.S. Grains Council Chair Deb Keller says that as those talks continue, South Korea also …


Latest Pork Export Figures Released

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork

The latest export numbers are out. October U.S. pork exports are up over one year ago. U.S. Meat Export Federation Vice President of Communications Joe Schuele says sales rebounded in the sales to Mexico. Mexico Mexico is a significant market for U.S. ham. Ham U.S. pork currently has duty-free access to the Mexican market. The Pork Checkoff partners with the …


Beef, Pork Exports Post ‘Stellar’ November

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

U.S. pork exports remained ahead of last year’s record volume pace, and beef exports are poised to break $7 billion this year for only the second time. The U.S. Meat Export Federation says October pork exports were the largest since May, totaling 211,500 metric tons, up five percent from a year ago, valued at $565.4 million. Through the first ten …


USDA Emphasizing Trade Expansion

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

Ted McKinney, the new USDA Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, has been busy since being sworn in. He’s visited India, Brazil, Colombia, and Panama recently with the goal of increasing trade opportunities. Capital Press Dot Com says the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is putting a new emphasis on generating more trade opportunities overseas for American agriculture. Ag …

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International Trade Commission Votes 4-0 in Support of the Biodiesel Industry

Dan Energy, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

A vote by the International Trade Commission confirms the U.S. biodiesel industry has suffered because of unfairly subsidized imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia. In a case filed by the National Biodiesel Board, the Commission voted 4-0 Tuesday. NBB called the vote “important progress” to addressing the trade issue. Last month, producers testified on the volume and price effects …


Perdue: U.S. Farm Exports to Continue Strong in FY 2018

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement regarding the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) export forecast. “This quarterly trade forecast reflects the fact that U.S. agricultural exports are continuing strong in the 2018 fiscal year. We just closed out FY 2017 with the third-highest export total on record and I’m delighted to see that FY 2018 is …


Canada Looking to Boost Pork Exports to China

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork

A recent ten-day trade mission to China gave Canada an opportunity to showcase its pork products in a market of 1.3 billion people hungry for more pork. Farm Scape Dot Com says Federal Ag Trade Minister Lawrence McCauley led the mission, accompanied by multiple representatives of the Canadian pork industry, which stopped in three cities over the ten-day trip. Neil …


Brazil Company Expecting to Resume Exports to U.S. in 2018

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

The fourth-largest beef company in Brazil, Minerva SA, expects to resume exporting fresh beef to American in the first quarter of next year. A Reuters report says Minerva Chief Executive Fernando Galletti made the announcement to local media this week, saying he believes it because of his company’s communication with the government. Galletti says, “That’s the expectation we are hearing …