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Pork and Beef Exports Rebound in May

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Pork

(NAFB) — May exports of U.S. pork and beef were steady with last year’s strong volumes and increased year-over-year in value. The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) says pork exports totaled 218,000 metric tons in May, steady with last year’s pace, while value increased one percent to $567 million, the highest monthly value total since April 2018. For January through …

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NCBA, State Affiliates Urge Congress to Ratify USMCA

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

WASHINGTON (NCBA) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) sent a letter signed by 39 of its state affiliates to U.S. Senate and House leaders urging them to support the swift ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy …

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April Beef, Pork Exports Below 2018 Levels

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork, Sheep-Goats

April exports of U.S. beef and pork were lower than in 2018, while U.S. lamb exports continued to trend higher. The numbers come from data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation. Beef exports totaled just over 105 metric tons in April, five percent lower year-over-year, although the export value was down just slightly to $674.2 …

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Important Breakthroughs for U.S. Red Meat

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports

Last Friday, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that Japan had agreed to eliminate long-standing restrictions on U.S. beef exports, including the 30-month cattle age limit. Later that day, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced the removal of Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Mexico and Canada and elimination of those countries’ retaliatory tariffs on …

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NCBA Applauds Greater U.S. Beef Access to Japan

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

“Great News,” Will Hopefully Lead to Elimination of More Non-Tariff, Non-Science-Based Trade Barriers In Near Future National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Jennifer Houston issued the following statement regarding the announcement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that Japan will allow products from U.S. cattle, regardless of age, to be imported into that country for the first time since 2003: …

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U.S. Beef Gains Full Access to Japan

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

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the United States and Japan have agreed on new terms and conditions that eliminate Japan’s longstanding restrictions on U.S. beef exports, paving the way for expanded sales to the United States’ top global beef market. Last week, on the margins of the G-20 Agriculture Ministerial Meeting in Niigata, Japan, Secretary Perdue met …

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U.S. Beef Exports Reach New Heights in 2018; Pork Hurt by Tariffs

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

USDA export numbers compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation show U.S. beef exports in 2018 topped both volume and value records that were set in 2017. Pork export volume came up just shy of the 2017 record and the value also fell one percent. Strong demand in South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the Asian region helped drive beef exports …