pork exports

Record Beef Exports, Rebounding Pork Exports in 2022

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF)

Exports of U.S. beef for the year have surpassed the $10 billion mark for the just the second time and are on pace to approach $12 billion when all 2022 shipments are tallied. U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) President and CEO Dan Halstrom comments on the growth in market diversity that has driven demand for U.S. red meat in 2022, especially …


USDA Economist Not Worried About Potential Ag Trade Deficit

Dan Economy, Exports/Imports, Trade

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is forecasting an agricultural trade deficit in 2023. While deficits have happened in the past, the agency has never forecast one in advance until this year. The agency says ag exports are projected to reach $190 billion next year, but imports are projected to rise to $199 billion. Seth Meyer, chief economist with USDA, …


U.S. Dairy Salutes USTR’s Pursuit of Canadian USMCA Compliance

Dan Cattle, Dairy, Exports/Imports, Marketing, National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), Trade, U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC)

Tuesday, both the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) commended the U.S. Trade Representative’s announcement that it is filing a new request for dispute settlement consultations with Canada in order to expand the scope of the second U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) dairy dispute to include additional elements necessary to ensure that Canada fully complies with its USMCA obligations. The initial …


Vilsack Keeps Up Pressure on Mexico Over GMO Corn Ban

Dan Corn, Exports/Imports, Genetically Modified

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack is keeping up the pressure on Mexican officials to back off plans in 2024 to ban imports of GMO corn. Vilsack planned to hear from Mexican officials visiting Washington about how they’d modify President Lopez Obrador’s plans to ban imports of genetically modified corn starting in 2024. But he also had a warning. “If the proposal …

Impressive U.S. Pork and Beef Exports Numbers

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Marketing, Pork, Sheep-Goats, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF)

A new report shows October exports of U.S. pork were the largest in more than a year, while beef export volume also increased from a year ago. And, according to the data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), U.S. beef exports are on a record pace in 2022 and have already exceeded $10 billion. USMEF President …