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Adding Value in Foreign Markets

Will Jordan Beef, Cattle, Commodities, Marketing, Trade, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF)

Value on the hoof correlates to value on the rail, the United States Meat Export Federation (USMEF) knows this best. Working closely with producers, livestock trade organizations, and the USDA, USMEF works hard to ensure that U.S. protein is found center-plate around the world. Access to foreign markets for U.S. red meat is vital for the livestock industry. Randy Spronk, …

China Approves More U.S. Beef and Pork Plants for Export

Will Jordan Beef, Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, General, Industry, Livestock, Livestock News, Pork, Trade, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF)

by Will Jordan and USMEF China’s General Administration of Customs recently approved 18 U.S. beef establishments and 12 U.S. pork establishments for export to China – the first new U.S. plants cleared for export to China in about 10 months. Erin Borror, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) vice president for economic analysis, says the plant approval process was streamlined by …

USDA Works to Expand Asian Export Markets

Will Jordan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Marketing, Trade, USDA

by Will Jordan It’s no secret that U.S. Beef is the preferred protein domestically and abroad. Asia is ever expanding as a major market for U.S red meat exports. As market access expands export trade adds more value to cattle on the hoof. I visited with Alexis Taylor, USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, to learn more …


Leaders Say Battle Over Canadian Dairy Trade Policy Will Continue

Dan Agri-Business, Dairy, Marketing, Trade, U.S-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)

The U.S. lost its latest challenge against Canadian dairy trade practices, but there may be more of a fight ahead. U.S. dairy organizations along with elected officials and ag leaders are expressing disappointment over Friday’s decision by the USMCA dispute panel in the challenge against Canada’s dairy trade quotas. The U.S. charged that the quotas don’t line up with the …


USMCA Dispute Panel Limits Canadian Market Access

Dan Agri-Business, Dairy, Marketing, National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), Trade, U.S-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF)

Last Friday, a ruling was made by a U.S-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) dispute panel allowing Canada to restrict the dairy access that the U.S. negotiated for in the USMCA pact. And according to the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC), the ruling weakens the agreement’s value to the US dairy industry. An earlier panel ruled in January 2022 that Canada had improperly restricted …

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Undersecretary Keys in on Specialty Crop Trade

Dan Commodities, Exports/Imports, Specialty Crops, Trade

While meeting with reporters at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual convention, USDA Undersecretary for Trade, Alexis Taylor, keyed in on trade missions that could be particularly beneficial to the nation’s specialty crop industries. Taylor said funding from the USDA will also help the industry with trade challenges. “In addition to some market development work, we’re doing a hundred …


Vilsack Announces Plan to Increase Trade

Dan Commodities, Economy, Exports/Imports, Trade

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Thursday announced the next steps in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s efforts to bolster U.S. agricultural trade, including the department’s planned trade missions for 2024 and the opening of a public comment period for the new Regional Agricultural Promotion Program (RAPP). “As I’ve often said, the key to trade is people’s presence and promotions, and …


FAO Predicts Decline International Foodstuffs Trade

Dan Exports/Imports, This Land of Ours, Trade

Will the international food trade see a decline? That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) predicts a declining international trade in foodstuffs for multiple reasons. While the organization’s latest forecasts point to favorable production outlooks for most basic foodstuffs, global food production systems remain vulnerable to several risks. Those challenges include …