world meat

World Meat Congress U.S. Bound In 2018

Dan Beef, Industry News Release, Livestock, Sheep-Goats

For the first time in more than 20 years the United States will host the World Meat Congress. The event will take place in Dallas, Texas, May 30th through June 1st. U.S. Meat Export Federation CEO Emeritus Philip Seng says the meeting, which occurs every other year, is a gathering of different trade associations, government officials as well as private …

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Wool Exports Increase 24 Percent

Dan Industry News Release, Sheep-Goats

Wool exports increased 24 percent during the 2017 marketing year. Exports of U.S. wool increased 8.64 million lbs. to total more than 25 million lbs. for the year. The American Sheep Industry Association says work in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service has been “vital in the expansion of American wool exports.” China remains the top export …

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U.S. Meat Export Federation Expanding Efforts to Move More Products

Dan Industry News Release, Livestock, Sheep-Goats

There’s a lot of red meat available for consumption. The U.S. Meat Export Federation is looking at a busy year trying to get that meat out into different markets. Dennis Stiffler is the new Chair of the U.S. Meat Export Federation, and he says the American trade agenda is a little bit uncertain right now. While USMEF doesn’t deal with …

sheep industry

Study Shows Positive Impact of American Sheep Industry

Dan Industry News Release, Sheep-Goats

A new Sheep Industry Economic Impact Study completed recently shows that sheep continue to be a good investment for America. The impact analysis revealed that every one dollar spent in sheep and sheep-related production added an additional $2.87 to the American economy in 2016, nearly three times the initial investment. Among some of the study’s findings, a $2.02 billion investment …

USDA Seeks Nominators to American Lamb Board

Dan Industry News Release, Livestock, Sheep-Goats

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is accepting applications from lamb producers, seedstock producers, feeders, or first handers interested in nominating members to the American Lamb Board.  Applications are due by March 16, 2017. The primary considerations in determining the eligibility of state, regional, or national organizations to participate in nominating individuals for board membership are:

Trump Reportedly Taps Perdue as Ag Secretary

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President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly picked former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to be Agriculture Secretary under the incoming administration. While the USDA landing team has yet to confirm the nominee, multiple media outlets attributed a senior transition official as saying Trump will nominate Perdue to the post. The American Farm Bureau strongly endorsed the nomination of Perdue following the news.

Getting TPP Done Sooner than Later is the Best Option

Randall Beef, Cattle, Export/Import, Livestock, Pork, Sheep-Goats, Trade

There’s been a lot of discussion the past few weeks about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and efforts to get it passed through Congress during the upcoming lame duck session. Of course it’s also been a topic of discussion by both presidential candidates, on the campaign trail. During last week’s U.S. Meat Export Federation’s (USMEF) annual strategic planning conference, USMEF President …

Florida and Georgia FFA Members Receive National Awards

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The 89th National FFA Convention and Expo has wrapped up in Indianapolis and during the event the National Agricultural Proficiency Awards were handed out as eight members from Florida and Georgia were recipients. From the National FFA Organization: