beef production

Protocol Finalized For U.S. Beef Exports to China

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports

As part of the U.S.-China 100-Day Action plan announced on May 11, 2017, the Trump Administration this week took important steps toward commercial shipment of U.S. beef and beef products to China for the first time since 2003. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has reached an agreement with Chinese officials on final details of a protocol to allow the U.S. to …

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NPPC, Ports Coalition, Applaud Early West Coast Port Contract Talks

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

The National Pork Producers Council has signed onto a letter from the Ports Coalition applauding early contract talks between port unions and west coast port operators. The letter specifically applauds the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association for agreeing to early discussions on a contract extension. The extension will allow ports on the West Coast to operate …


Conaway, Rouzer Praise U.S.-China Beef Agreement

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

Following the announcement that the U.S. and China have finalized an agreement allowing for American beef exports, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee Chairman David Rouzer (NC-07) made the below comments: “As one of the world’s largest importers of beef, China has long been an area of great opportunity for the U.S. …


U.S., China Finalize Details to Send U.S. Beef to China

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

As part of the U.S.-China 100-Day Action plan announced on May 11, 2017, by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin, the Trump Administration has taken important steps toward commercial shipment of U.S. beef and beef products to China for the first time since 2003.  These shipments are results of the U.S.-China Comprehensive …


Brazil State-controlled Bank Cuts Credit Lines to JBS SA

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

A state-controlled bank in Brazil has cut credit lines to meat processor JBS SA, following the plea bargain deal in which the company’s majority owner admitted paying bribes to Brazilian politicians. Meat industry publication Meatingplace reports the bank decided to review the conditions of JBS’ credit limit, and of a loan expiring in 2018. Reuters previously reported that the Brazilian …


U.S. Meat Export Potential to Ecuador

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Pork

Earlier this week, the U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador discussed market conditions in that country and ideas for expanding U.S. beef and pork exports to that market. Joe Schuele has the story.     Read more about a “Surf and Turf” reception recently conducted by the U.S. Meat Export Federation at Ambassador Chapman’s Quito residence. At the event, U.S. beef and …


Sugar Deal Reached with Mexico

Dan Exports/Imports, Sugar

It was announced Tuesday that the U.S. and Mexico have reached an agreement to finally end the sugar dispute. And with renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) expected to start in August, some experts are saying the sugar agreement is good news. And according to a story from Rod Bain, one person commenting on the new agreement …


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 …


Dairy Exports Higher for 11 Straight Months

Dan Dairy, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

U.S. dairy production keeps going higher and processing facilities are running at or even over capacity, so the need for growing exports has never been greater. Farm Journal’s milk business dot com reports that dairy exports topped year-ago levels once again for the eleventh straight month. Exports of products like milk powder, cheese, butterfat, whey, and lactose were up 12 …