trade issues

Beef Alliance Discusses Trade Issues

Dan Beef, Trade

The International Beef Alliance held their annual meeting in Calgary, Alberta, Canada this week. One person attending was National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Director of International Trade and Market Access, Kent Bacus. He talks about one topic of discussion, President Trump’s trade policies and the use of tariffs. Beef Alliance Discusses Trade Issues

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Operating Committee Approves FY19 Plan of Work

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

The Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board will invest about $40.5 million into programs of beef promotion, research, consumer information, industry information, foreign marketing and producer communications during fiscal 2019, subject to USDA approval. In action at the end of its September 11-12 meeting in Denver, the Operating Committee approved checkoff funding for a total of 14 “Authorization Requests” – …

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NFU: Beef Producers Disadvantaged by Current “Product of U.S.A” Labeling Standards

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

The National Farmers Union (NFU) Thursday told the Department of Agriculture U.S. meat labeling standards are disadvantaging U.S. beef producers by allowing products born, raised, or slaughtered outside of the United States to carry the “Product of the U.S.A.” label. NFU wrote to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, that the standards “need to be changed immediately.” The NFU action …

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Celebrating National Filet Mignon Day

Dan Beef, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom lets you know why tonight should be celebrated with a beloved steak entree. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Celebrating National Filet Mignon Day Whether you are dining out or staying in tonight you’ll want to include a particular steak entree as tonight’s dinner. Today is National Filet Mignon Day. Usually, from a steer or heifer, …

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Coalition Pushing for COOL in NAFTA for Beef and Pork

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

The Coalition for a Prosperous America is urging the U.S. to include Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) for beef and pork in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Negotiations. Coalition member, R-CALF, says in a news release that reinstatement of COOL labeling will help U.S. consumers “to find safer food alternatives and will also help to boost domestic agriculture.” R-CALF points …

beef exports

Beef Exports “Tremendous” in First Half of 2018

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release, Pork

Strong June results capped a tremendous first half of 2018 for U.S. beef exports. That’s according to USDA data compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation. June pork exports were lower than a year ago for the second straight month, but first-half volume and value remained ahead of last year’s pace. Beef muscle cut exports set a new volume record …