meat export

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 …

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Highlights from August Red Meat Export Results

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports

According to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), U.S. beef exports posted another outstanding performance in August, remaining well above last year’s pace. Joe Schuele has the story.   Another Strong Month for U.S. Beef Exports; Pork Exports Slightly Lower Year-over-Year U.S. beef exports posted another outstanding performance in August, remaining well above …

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Labor Contract Extension Important Development for Red Meat Exports

Dan Exports/Imports, Labor and Immigration

Last Friday, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) announced its members have approved a three-year labor contract extension covering longshoremen at 29 U.S. West Coast ports. According to a story from Joe Schuele with the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), this is an important development for red meat exports.

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Beef and Pork Exports Moderate in April, Remain Above Year-ago Levels

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

U.S. red meat exports last month slowed moderately from the pace established in March, but were still significantly higher year-over-year, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation. Beef exports reached 99,000 metric tons in April, up 13 percent from a year ago, valued at $550.4 million. For January through April, beef exports were up 14 percent in volume and 18 …

Dan Halstrom will become USMEF president on Sept. 1

Halstrom Announced as Next USMEF President

Dan Beef, Pork

  The U.S. Meat Export Federation recently announced that Dan Halstrom, USMEF senior vice president for marketing, will become the new President and CEO later this year. Joe Schuele has the details.       From: U.S. Meat Export Federation Halstrom joined USMEF as senior vice president for marketing in 2010, overseeing promotional activities for U.S. red meat managed through …

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Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Addresses USMEF

Dan Trade

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) held their Spring Conference in Arlington, Virginia last week. One of the speakers was Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas, chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. We’ve heard that President Trump’s proposed budget includes cuts to the USDA Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development Program (FMD). Sen. Roberts talked about …