trade mission

USDA Kicks Off Spain Trade Mission Delegation

Dan Agri-Business, Exports/Imports, This Land of Ours, Trade, USDA-FAS

The USDA kicks off its trade mission in Spain. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service Associate Administrator Clay Hamilton arrived Monday in Madrid to launch a USDA agribusiness trade mission to Spain. More than 70 participants, representing various sectors of U.S. food and agriculture, including businesses, trade associations, and state government, …


Senate Action Needed on Key Ag Trade Nominees

Dan Beef, Cattle, Livestock, Marketing, Trade, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF)

With important trade negotiations on the horizon, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) President and CEO Dan Halstrom says there is an urgent need for the U.S. Senate to confirm two key nominees. These nominations advanced from the Senate Finance Committee and Senate Agriculture Committee, respectively, back in September. And Halstrom notes that the first negotiating round for the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework is rapidly …


Traders Watching the Energy Sector

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Trade

With winter weather already being felt in many areas of the country, the energy sector is closely being watched by many traders. Mark Oppold has details about the issues being found from this sector.

Southeast seasonal produce

USTR, USDA to Assist Southeast Seasonal Produce Industry

Dan Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Trade

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) will pursue avenues to assist the Southeast seasonal produce industry in coordination with the United States Department of Agriculture. The announcement comes after members of Congress requested an examination of certain issues in a September 8, 2022, Section 301 petition. The 301 statute requires that USTR make a decision on whether …


USMEF Leadership Celebrates 45th Anniversary of Japan Office

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

Leaders of the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) traveled to Tokyo last week to mark the 45th anniversary of the USMEF Japan office. They met with meat industry leaders, hosted a meat recipe session for Japanese cooking teachers and social media influencers, visited displays of U.S. meat in grocery stores and held an anniversary seminar for 200 of the country’s meat industry representatives. …


Producers Convey Pork Industry Priorities during NPPC Fly-in

Dan Legislative, National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), Pork, Regulation, Trade

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) held its fall Legislative Action Conference last week, as nearly 100 pork producers were in Washington, D.C., meeting with their members of Congress to discuss pork industry priorities. Over the two-day event, producers asked lawmakers to: Press the Biden administration to join the 11-nation Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership and to negotiate an Indo-Pacific Economic Framework …