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April Red Meat Exports Weather Production Challenges, Economic Headwinds

Taylor Hillman Beef, Livestock, Pork

April proved to be a solid month for U.S. beef and pork exports despite COVID-19 related interruptions in production and trade. U.S. Meat Export Federation President and CEO Dan Halstrom says, “despite these significant headwinds, global demand for U.S. beef and pork remained strong.” Beef exports were below last April’s large totals but still topped $600 million in value. Pork …

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USMEF Applauds Expanded Access to China

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — A recent move to expand pork and beef access to China will benefit U.S. producers and exporters, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). The Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service recently updated its Export Library for China to reflect expanded access for U.S. beef and pork. The changes were among the provisions negotiated in …

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Good 2020 Start for U.S. Pork and Beef Exports

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Pork

(NAFB) — Following a record-breaking performance in 2019, U.S. pork exports maintained a torrid pace in January, while beef exports were also higher year-over-year. The U.S. Meat Export Federation says January pork exports cooled slightly from the volume and value records established in December 2019, but still far exceeded year-ago levels. Both the January export volume of 273,603 metric tons, …

U.S.-China Agreement Expands Opportunities for U.S. Beef

Taylor Hillman Beef

China reopened to U.S. beef in 2017, but technical restrictions kept the cost of producing and processing China-eligible beef very high and made it difficult for the United States to gain market share. But according to a story from U.S. Meat Export Federation’s (USMEF) Joe Schuele, the U.S.-China “Phase One” trade agreement signed last week will ease or eliminate many …

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EU Parliament Approves Increased U.S. Beef Access

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports

(NAFB) — It was a happy Thanksgiving for U.S. beef producers. The European Parliament voted last Thursday to approve a plan that grants the U.S. a country-specific share of the European Union’s duty-free, high-quality beef quota. The agreement was originally signed back in August. The U.S. Meat Export Federation was pleased to hear of the approval. “Approval by the European …

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 …