Red Meat Export Potential a Mixed Bag

Will Jordan General

Looking at the 2024 U.S. red meat export potential, the forecast is mixed. Strong growth on the pork side over the last year has set that market segment up for greater expansion. An approximate eight percent growth in pork exports in 2023 with another four percent expected in 2024, U.S. pork is well-positioned for further growth. Erin Borror, U.S. Meat …


Regulations Would Revise Standards for Meat Processors

Will Jordan General

The American Sheep Industry Association reports that regulations would revise standards for meat processors. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposed regulation that would revise wastewater discharge standards for facilities that process meat and poultry products. Many of these facilities are located near communities with environmental justice concerns that have bodies of water impaired by nutrient pollution. The agency’s …


Paraguay Fresh Beef Importation Rule Goes into Effect

Will Jordan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Livestock, Livestock News, Marketing, Trade, USDA-APHIS

by Will Jordan USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS) final rule on the “Importation of Fresh Beef From Paraguay” goes into effect this week, on Nov. 14, 2023. Published in the Federal Register last month, the rule has drawn many questions from producers. According to the APHIS’s rule, they expect fresh beef imported from Paraguay to be between …


EU Parliament Approves Increased U.S. Beef Access

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports

(NAFB) — It was a happy Thanksgiving for U.S. beef producers. The European Parliament voted last Thursday to approve a plan that grants the U.S. a country-specific share of the European Union’s duty-free, high-quality beef quota. The agreement was originally signed back in August. The U.S. Meat Export Federation was pleased to hear of the approval. “Approval by the European …


New U.S./EU Beef Trade Agreement Signed

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Trade

Last Friday, a White House signing ceremony was held for an agreement that will establish a duty-free quota for high-quality American beef in the European Union (EU). The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced the signing of the agreement that establishes a duty-free quota for high-quality U.S. beef from non-hormone treated cattle. Once implemented, the annual quota …


Cattlemen Launch Campaign to Pass USMCA

Dan Beef, Cattle, Trade

Last week, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) launched a media campaign urging Congress to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The campaign, centered around a new webpage, features personal stories from cattle and beef producers across the country who want Congress to ratify the USMCA as quickly as possible. “The USMCA keeps the highly successful framework for U.S. beef trade in …


U.S. Beef Gains New Market Access in Morocco

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

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the government of Morocco has agreed to allow imports of U.S. beef and beef products into Morocco. 2018 is the first year that U.S. beef and poultry exporters have access to Morocco’s market under the terms of the U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Morocco opened its …