pork producers

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

Randall Weiseman 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

Randall Weiseman 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 …

persimmons

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 …

peanut exports

China Set to Import $100 Million Worth of U.S. Peanuts

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Peanuts

China is buying U.S.-produced peanuts on a very high level. The USDA says that will continue. An Agri-Pulse report says China will purchase $100 million dollars of American peanuts. Sales data so far in 2017 says it very well could happen. The U.S. has already sold $29 million dollars’ worth of peanuts from Texas, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, Virginia, as …

agreement

Brazil Says U.S. Ban on Brazilian Beef May End in October

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

Brazil’s agriculture ministry says that the ban on fresh Brazilian beef exports to the United States may be lifted in October. The ban was first implemented in June. A Reuters article says it would end after the U.S. finishes evaluating the responses on documents sent in response to questions raised earlier this year during a U.S. veterinary mission to Brazil. …

ethanol

Trade Mission to Brazil Affect Ethanol Import Tariff?

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

An ethanol industry official hopes this week’s USDA-led trade mission to Brazil will convince the country’s leaders to reverse a renewed tariff on ethanol imports. Growth Energy’s Chris Bliley does not see the Brazil trip with leaders from two-dozen agribusinesses and trade groups as rewarding Brazil for its renewed 20-percent tariff on imported ethanol. Key players in the ethanol industry, …