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Commissioner Black on U.S. Poultry Regaining Access to China

Dan Exports/Imports, Georgia, Industry News Release, Poultry, Trade

Following the announcement of American poultry farmers regaining access to the Chinese market, Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black issued the following statement:   “As the top poultry producing state in the country, Georgia applauds the end of the needless and unscientific ban on U.S. poultry imports,” said Black.  “The reopening of the Chinese market will undoubtedly result in expanded opportunities …

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Poultry Groups Applaud Agreement to Resume Imports of U.S. Poultry Products to China

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

(NCC) — The National Chicken Council (NCC), National Turkey Federation (NTF) and USA Poultry and Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) today applauded the announcement that China will lift its ban on imports of U.S. poultry products. The ban was enacted in 2015 after the detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the U.S. While the U.S. has been free of HPAI since …

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American Poultry Farmers Regain Access to China

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

U.S. poultry exports expected to top $1 billion annually (USDA) – United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue released the following statement on China’s decision to lift its ban on poultry imports from the United States: “The United States welcomes China’s decision to finally lift its unwarranted ban on U.S. poultry and poultry products.  This …

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USDA Set to Allow Chinese Poultry Imports as a Sign of Progress

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Poultry

(NAFB) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is taking steps to allow poultry imports from China. Farm Progress Dot Com says it’s a sign of ongoing progress in the talks between Washington and Beijing that will hopefully lead to a resolution in their trade dispute. The new regulation covers birds as well as poultry parts and products slaughtered in …

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September Beef Exports Steady; Pork Higher but Pace Slowing

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

(NAFB) — September exports of U.S. beef were steady with last year’s volume, but the export value was trending lower. That’s according to USDA data compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Pork exports were above last year’s levels in September but had pulled back from the larger totals in June, July, and August. September beef exports were just …

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USMEF on Meat Exports to China

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Pork

Last week, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) held their annual Strategic Planning Conference in Tucson, Arizona. During a media conference call, USMEF Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific, Joel Haggard, talked first about African Swine Fever (ASF) and it’s impacts on the pork trade. But when it comes to U.S. beef going to China, Haggard said the U.S. has a very …

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ADAI Encouraged by USDA Disaster Aid Block Grant Award

Dan Alabama, Economy, Field Crops, Forestry, Industry News Release, Livestock

(ADAI) — Commissioner Rick Pate is encouraged by USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue’s recent announcement awarding $800 million in a disaster aid block grant for agricultural producers in various southern states.  The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) has worked with USDA leadership for the past four months on a disaster aid block grant program, specifically for producers impacted by …

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NPPC Launches ‘Pork O’ Clock’ Campaign Highlighting Importance of USMCA

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

(NPPC) — The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) launched a dynamic new campaign, “It’s Pork O’ Clock Somewhere,” to highlight the importance and benefits of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement. The campaign focuses on pork and the many ways it’s enjoyed across North America. “Ratification of USMCA is the top priority for U.S. pork producers and there is no better way to …