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, …

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Lower Pork Prices Helping Demand

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

Pork production is accelerating, prices are lower, and demand is improving. New Data from the Department of Agriculture shows that lower pork prices this year have encouraged domestic and foreign consumers to buy more U.S. pork. Meat industry publication Meatingplace reports 2018 total cold stocks of pork have remained at or below three and five-year averages so far, and large …

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Agri View: Agriculture Feeling the Pain

Dan Agri View, Exports/Imports, Pork, Trade

Everett Griner talks about agriculture feeling the pain from the trade war in today’s Agri View. Agriculture Feeling the Pain The trade war situation keeps heating up. It isn’t just China. Mexico and Canada are becoming involved. It’s not just agriculture. But so far, agriculture seems to be in the most danger. Mexico imports more U.S. pork than China. Listen …

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Agriculture Welcomes USDA Help, Urges End to Trade Disputes

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

Agriculture groups welcomed the aid offered by a Department of Agriculture relief package announced Monday, but urged the administration to end trade disputes. Pork exports are one of the hardest-hit export categories, as U.S. pork exports to China are down significantly for the year, with the value falling nine percent through June. The drop has come mostly because of the …

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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 …

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May Beef Exports Shatter Record While Pork Exports Go Lower

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Pork, Trade

U.S. beef exports set a new value record in May, while also significantly increasing year-over-year in volume. That’s according to new data released by the USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation. May pork exports were lower, although January-May totals for U.S. pork remained ahead of last year’s pace. Beef export volume was 117,871 metric tons in May, …

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NPPC Testifies at USTR Hearing on Thailand’s GSP Eligibility

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

At a U.S. Trade Representative hearing, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) called for Thailand’s preferential access to the U.S. market to be revoked or reduced if it does not end its unwarranted ban on U.S. pork. Thailand is a top beneficiary of the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program, which gives duty-free treatment to certain goods entering the …