usmca

USMCA Predicted to Boost Protein Exports

Dan Beef, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry

Industry experts say the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) could lead to modest export gains for U.S. poultry, pork, and beef. A new report from CoBank says the agreement is expected to keep tariffs on food and agriculture between the three countries at zero. The report says the U.S. chicken sector exports are predicted to rise 47,000 metric tons in …

beef exports

August Beef Exports Soar to New Heights, Pork Export Value Still under Pressure

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

U.S. beef exports set new records in August with export value topping $750 million for the first time. The U.S. Meat Export Federation says August pork exports were fairly steady with last year’s volume, but retaliatory duties in key markets continued to pressure pork export value. August beef exports totaled 119,800 metric tons, up seven percent from a year ago, …

african swine

K-State Focusing on How to Prevent African Swine Fever in the U.S.

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

Kansas State University is researching how the U.S. can combat African swine fever. The virus threatens to devastate the swine industry and is positioned to spread throughout Asia. The virus has already spread throughout parts of Eastern Europe and was reported in China in August. Kansas State University researchers and the Biosecurity Research Institute have several projects focused on African …

tariffs

NPPC: Auto Import Tariffs Will Prompt More Retaliation Against American Agriculture

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

U.S. tariffs on auto imports likely would prompt retaliation from some of American agriculture’s biggest trading partners, leading to catastrophic financial harm to farmers, warned the National Pork Producers Council in comments submitted to the Senate Committee on Finance. In its ongoing efforts to realign U.S. trade policy, the Trump administration is considering putting duties on autos and auto parts …

korus

Updated KORUS Protects Current Market Share

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

The new KORUS agreement offers a sigh of relief for U.S. beef and pork. The U.S. Meat Export Federation says the market access terms secured in the original KORUS not only helped increase U.S. red meat’s market share in South Korea, but also bolstered consumption by making U.S. beef and pork products more affordable and accessible to Korean consumers. Those …

tariffs

Pork Industry Commits To Fighting Antibiotic Resistance

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

The National Pork Producers Council is joining with more than 100 public- and private-sector U.S. organizations in a global initiative to create international standards and codes of practices to prevent unsafe residues of veterinary drugs in food, to develop integrated surveillance that can help mitigate risks associated with antibiotic use and to minimize the development and spread of antimicrobial resistance …

animal disease

USDA Outlines Next Steps for Advancing Animal Disease Traceability

Dan Cattle, Equine, Industry News Release, Livestock, Pork, Poultry, Sheep-Goats

Greg Ibach, Under Secretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Marketing and Regulatory Programs, announced USDA’s four overarching goals for advancing animal disease traceability to protect the long-term health, marketability and economic viability of the U.S. livestock industry. “The landscape surrounding animal disease traceability has changed dramatically in the past decade, and producers across the nation recognize that a comprehensive …